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'Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)' by Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative: Assessing the socio-economic benefits of land ecosystems

Land and the benefits that can be derived from it have been taken for granted and undervalued for thousands of years. The negative consequences of land degradation affect us all, directly or indirectly: food insecurity, pests, reduced availability of clean water, increased vulnerability to climate change, biodiversity loss and much more. Adopting sustainable land management can secure environmental services, increase food security, and alleviate poverty. This course discloses to you how to assess the economic benefits of land as a first step towards preventing its degradation. It introduces methods of economic analysis and valuation that help you manage land sustainably and efficiently.
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Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change; Drought; Food security; Forests; Gender; Migration; Poverty reduction/Development


Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative



September 10, 2015

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(Future) professionals, decision makers (public, private) and researchers who are already to some extent informed about the topic.


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