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MOOC - Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development

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University of Geneva
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Courses
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Free of charge
Language

English

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This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and a serious-game.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the concept of ecosystem services, its principles and limitations; 
  • Understand the key services associated with any ressource (e.g., fresh water) through readings and case-studies; 
  • Appreciate the advantages and potential risks of monetising ecosystem services; 
  • Appreciate the social dimensions (power issues, cultural biases) embedded within any method;
  • Integrate tactical advice on mainstreaming this approach into policy and standard government practices;
  • Optional: learn how to map ecosystem services with GIS tools.
MOOC - Ecosystem Services: a Method for Sustainable Development