FAS, SDSN Amazon and ODS Academy launch online course on sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems

28 the November the 2017 - Introduction to terrestrial ecosystems, the challenges faced, types of assessment, management systems, program design, public policies and the creation of institutional environments for ODS 15 are the topics of seven modules that will be available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

"From the beginning or: Management and preservation of our terrestrial ecosystems " It is the new free online course and the Academy of Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN) on sustainable use of global terrestrial ecosystems, which will be released on 27 November. Produced in partnership with SDSN Amazon and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and with the support of the UN Environment, the formation, style MOOC – Online Course Open and Massif – It is composed of seven modules and the address impacts of deforestation and climate change, with special attention on human activities that affect these ecosystems in Latin America, Caribe, Africa and Asia.

"To protect, recover and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt the loss of biodiversity "is the definition of ODS 15 and also the heart of the course, which aims to debate on possible ways forward that agenda. For organizers, to study the interaction of these natural resources dependent local communities, students will understand how to ensure the sustainability of global ecosystems in the long term.

Introduction to terrestrial ecosystems, the challenges faced, types of assessment, management systems, program design, public policies and the creation of institutional environments for ODS 15 are the topics of seven modules that will be available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The course will remain available and open for applications until 29 January 2018, When the air will. The materials include pre-recorded lectures, readings, discussion groups and questionnaires. Furthermore, Live webinars will be offered throughout the course with space for interaction with instructors.

The ODS Academy is an educational platform for high quality sustainable development, 100% free. His courses have the world's leading experts and cover topics such as health, education, climate change, agriculture, food systems and human rights and, Desta form, preparing the next generation of professionals in sustainable development to address the complex challenges facing our planet.

About the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation – FAS

The FAS is a non-governmental organization established in Brazil 2008 with a mission to promote sustainable development, environmental conservation and improving the quality of life of coastal communities of the state of Amazonas. The main FAS initiatives follow the ideology “make the forest worth more standing than felled”.

Through the Bolsa Floresta (BFP), Education and Health Program (PES), Innovative Solutions Program (PSI) and Management and Transparency Program, until 2016, FAS helped 9.597 families, benefiting 40.230 people living in 16 Conservation Units (UC) State of the Amazon. On 2017, FAS was voted the best NGO in northern Brazil by Season Magazine and was also among the 100 best in the country, at a premium of Journal Times and Donate Institute.

From 2014, FAS is trading his experience throughout the Amazon Basin, through the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in the Amazon, where he serves as Executive Secretary, to promote the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN) in every region of the Amazon Basin.

Read more about the course and register here.

About the United Nations Environment

The UN Environment is the premier global voice on environmental issues. It promotes leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment, inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. The UN Environment works with governments, with the private sector, with civil society and other UN agencies and international organizations around the world.

Find out more at http://unep.org/americalatinacaribe/br

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