Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem Restoration

Type of offer:

The course serves as an introduction to the Short-Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration (STAPER) – a flexible framework adopted by the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to support, inter alia, governments in the development and implementation of their national restoration strategies. The course is geared to government representatives interested in creating a blueprint for ecosystem restoration at the national or subnational level, but is open to everyone. The course is currently offered in English. Versions of the course in French and Spanish are forthcoming.

Course highlights and outcomes

  • Gain the skills needed to create a blueprint for ecosystem restoration
  • Join a community-of-practice committed to preventing, halting, and reversing the trend of ecosystem degradation
  • Explore rich learning materials, diving into detailed content based on your needs
  • Learn how to select the most appropriate interventions for your context from a range of restorative practices
  • Receive a certificate of completion from the course partners

Learning objectives

By the time you complete the course, you will be able to:

  • Define ecosystem restoration and explain its importance 
  • Outline the types of ecosystems and ecosystem services
  • Explain approaches to and principles of restoration 
  • Understand how stakeholder participation and inclusive and gender-responsive planning are critical to your restoration project
  • Place restoration in the context of large-scale initiatives and agreements
  • Understand the steps and activities involved in developing a plan for ecosystem restoration
  • Tailor your restoration plan based on real-world examples 
  • Conceptualize the application of the Short-Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration in your context 
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