UNU-LRT has created a massive open online course (MOOC) on Landscape restoration for sustainable development: A business approach, with its partners in the ENABLE partnership. The course will be launched on 1 May and will be open for all and free of charge. The course is designed for business students and professionals as well as anyone with an interest in business-driven landscape restoration. This is an exciting opportunity to spread the knowledge of how restoring degraded landscapes can return natural, social and financial capital that supports people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. For more information about the MOOC see this teaser video and flyer.
The main goal of the ENABLE partnership is to develop much needed education on integrated landscape management based on sustainable business models. Such education can bridge the gaps between ecology and economy, environment and business, theory and practice, global and local, and help deal with global challenges as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
ENABLE is a strategic partnership co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Besides UNU-LRT, the ENABLE consortium consists of Rotterdam School of Management, Commonland, Estoril Conferences and Spanish National Research Council. Additionally, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Economics of Land Degradation, University of Leeds, UNCCD and IUCN, support the project with valuable advice.
The MOOC is the first output of the consortium. ENABLE will continue to develop various education tools to raise a new generation of professionals equipped with the skills and knowledge required to restore landscapes and return social, cultural, and financial returns to society while doing so. You can read more about ENABLE here.