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New EbA e-learning course launched

04 October 2022
EbA course card [GIZ, IUCN, IISD]

The new e-learning course Ecosystem-based Adaption (EbA): Working with nature to adapt to a changing climate, developed by GIZ, IUCN and IISD, was launched on October 4 this year and is available for enrollment.

The free, self-paced course, hosted on the online learning platform edX.org, features nine units comprised of video lectures, case studies, quizzes, and handouts. It equips learners with transferable and replicable skills in designing and implementing EbA initiatives by offering targeted training on key principles, risk assessments, monitoring, and governance. A core focus of the course lies in four cross-cutting topics—gender, governance, local and Indigenous knowledge, and biodiversity—which are addressed both in independent modules and throughout other course units.

It targets decision-makers in public and private organisations, professionals who may not be familiar with EbA but who work in a related field, civil society organisations, actors at community, national, and global scales, early-career EbA professionals, current students, university faculty, and EbA practitioners from both the Global North and Global South.

The course was funded by The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), and Global Affairs Canada as part of the Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative funded by the Government of Canada.

Link to further materials

Contact person
Ms. Luise Richter — Advisor
Global Project Mainstreaming EbA, GIZ

Key buzzwords
EbA, Ecosystembasedadaptation, EbACommunity, NaturebasedSolutions, nature, elearning, MOOC