In this course, you will :
- introduce you to one of the course's main concepts: landscape degradation and the global scope of the problem. Demonstrate the many facets of the relationship between landscapes and businesses.
- demonstrate how there is both an economic cause and an economic logic to the solution - business-driven landscape restoration
- introduced to the Land Degradation Neutrality target, one of the United Nations' seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Describe how the SDGs can be used to raise awareness and mobilise the private and public sectors to take action. Commonland's 4 returns framework is another tool for landscape restoration that you will learn about.
- Learn how to distinguish between healthy and degraded landscapes, as well as the types of interventions required to restore degraded ecosystems.
- Learn how to calculate the potential savings from avoiding further degradation, as well as the profits from restored landscapes.
- Learn about the four returns approach to landscape restoration projects involving businesses.
- Learn about the types of stakeholders to include in a landscape restoration partnership and the phases of a 4 returns restoration project.
- Learn about wicked problems and why land degradation can be considered a wicked problem.
- investigate wicked problems and the characteristics that allow us to dissect them
- Learn about the roles of the state, civil society, and the private sector in dealing with difficult issues. All of this talk of evil may have made you feel down.
- Discover a specific tool that enables you to speak up and act as a professional in the face of landscape degradation. Partnerships are that tool.
- Investigate how you can create a strategic and effective partnership by attracting the right partners, cultivating the right relationships and atmosphere among them, and distributing roles and responsibilities in an equitable manner.
- introduce a number of new tools First, we'll look at the business model canvas, which biologists, geologists, investors, and managers can all understand and apply.
- introduce an alternative version of the business model canvas, the PPP canvas - public-private partnership canvas - which is especially useful when the project's stakeholders come from various industries and disciplines, as well as from all three sectors of society: the state, civil society, and private sector.
- The business potential for Integrated Landscape Management and Restoration
- Land degradation and restoration of degraded ecosystems
- Economics of land degradation
- Commonland projects: process, team-roles and skills involved
- Wicked problems and Partnerships
- How to design a sustainable business model?