On 27 May - 28 June 2019, the United Nations System Staff College is offering an online course on "Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development." This engaging online course is designed to equip participants with a sound understanding of why policy coherence is important for achieving sustainable development, what coherent policy-making entails, and what are the specific tools, mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to foster policy coherence.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
From 29 April –21 June 2019, UNITAR and UN Environment are offering the e-course, Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa. The course is designed to assist policymakers in Africa in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies supporting a transition towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).
From 15 April - 31 May 2019, eleven partner organisations are offering a free seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Biodiversity Finance. It will provide you with the tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance; conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals; and develop a biodiversity finance plan that identifies the most suitable finance solutions.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Registration is now open for 2019 courses on Environmental Governance & Policy-Making: Navigate Environmental Governance and Influence the Policy Outcome from the Graduate Institute Geneva. The programme is designed for senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to influence policy outcomes and contribute to solving pressing environmental challenges.
On 24-30 March 2019, Environment Europe is offering an online training course on Green Economy for Countries, Cities and Regions: Ecosystems, Economy, Policy. The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics.
This interactive e-learning course aims to improve the understanding of ‘green jobs’ key concepts and definitions as part of the contribution of the world of work to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.
On 18 -22 March 2019, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) is offering a course on Promoting a Just Transition to Low-carbon and Climate-resilient Development.
Starting on 19 February 2019, +Acumen is offering a six-week course on "Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact." The course is designed for social innovators who want to develop entrepreneurial solutions for environmental conservation and poverty reduction. The course will explore challenges like deforestation, overfishing, waste management, and agriculture, where the environment and livelihoods are sometimes at odds. This is a hands-on, project-based course that consists of weekly readings, videos, and workshops.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Starting on 11 February 2019, SDG Academy and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) are offering an 8-week online training course on "Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace". This course provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, and resolution of, and recovery from, violent conflicts.
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)
On 14 January 2019, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) and its partners are offering an open online course on Circular Economy taught by experts from around the world. The course provides numerous cases of managing materials for sustainability, as well as teaches skills and tools for analyzing circular business models and promoting the development of your own ideas to become more involved in the transition to a Circular Economy.