New MOOC on Ecosystem Services


New MOOC on Ecosystem Services 

on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project


Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in mastering the strengths and weaknesses of the Ecosystem Services concept as a tool for promoting sustainable development. Watch a teaser video (3min) to get a feel for the course content and philosophy. 

Who are the instructors? Learners will hear from many of the field’s leading minds. The course is taught by three primary instructors and by 29 guest instructors and interviewees coming from many of the key institutional players (NatCap, WWF, Luc Hoffmann Institute,  IUCN, IPBES, TEEB) and Universities.  Learners can expect to hear multiple, contrasting opinions. See full syllabus and list of instructors on course page

When is the course offered? This course is offered “on-demand”. In practice, the course has cohorts that are launched on a regular basis and you can take as much time as necessary to complete the course (2-5 hours for 5 weeks is a rough estimate). First cohort begins February 2nd 2017. 

What will it cost? Access to all course materials is free. To take the exams and obtain a certificate of completion costs 49 USD. Financial aid is available (see FAQs on bottom of course page). 

Where can I find the course? Here, or type “ecosystem services” on the Coursera website.

1 février 2017