InVEST is a suite of free, open-source software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. InVEST enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation. The toolset currently includes eighteen distinct ecosystem service models designed for terrestrial, freshwater, marine, and coastal ecosystems, as well as a number of “helper tools” to assist with locating and processing input data and with understanding and visualizing outputs.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), GRID-Arendal, Rare, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustainable development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration.
The United Nations Statistics Division is offering a self-paced course titled "SEEA - In Depth Training on Energy Accounting" on the organisation's online e-learning platform. The course provides an overview of Energy in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA).
The United Nations Statistics Division is hosting a self-paced course titled "SEEA - Experimental Ecosystem Accounting". The course provides an overview of ecosystem accounting including details on, among others, spatial units, ecosystem services, ecosystem condition and biodiversity accounts.
The United Nations Statistics Division is offering a self-paced course titled "SEEA - In Depth Training on Water Accounting". The course provides an overview of water accounting as laid out in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), the statistical standard used to measure the relationship between the economy and the environment, and the SEEA Water.
The United Nations Statistics Division is hosting a self-paced introductory course titled "System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA)", which provides an introduction to the SEEA Central Framework, the statistical standard to measure the relationship between the economy and the environment.
The e-Learning platform of the UN Statistics Division hosts a range of learning resources designed to familiarise individuals with the concepts and methods behind the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting. This platform provides users with courses, virtual classrooms and other learning resources on key topics such as water accounting, energy accounting and experimental ecosystem accounting.
BiodivERsA, URban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (URBES)
The winners of the first BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact, which recognizes excellent were awarded the opportunity to present their work in an animated video entitled “What’s the role of nature? Scientists at the URBES project inspire sustainable urban planning for people and nature”. The project demonstrated, for the first time at this scale, the importance and value of ecosystem services and nature-based solutions provided by urban biodiversity in European cities, enabling authorities to work with these concepts part of their urban planning strategies
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) is offering an e-learning course titled Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap, which addresses the economic transformation necessary for the realization of the Green Growth objectives.