Programme: Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes

Enhance your transformative thinking and action to build sustainable integrated landscapes and contribute to our world’s SDGs.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Duration 4 months 2 - 4 hours per week

Why follow this programme?

We’re facing a number of complex and interrelated problems such as rising food prices, economic downturn, climate change, and increased competition on the use of natural resources.

Integrated landscape approaches have the power to help us solve these problems. They offer new insights and opportunities for sustainable development, but demand new skills and knowledge.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), diverse landscape stakeholders need to find a common ground and learn to understand plural and complex landscape issues, processes and perspectives.

Join this online programme to understand what changes and skills are needed to make these changes and what your role in this should be. Thinking from a spatial perspective, this programme focuses on the multi-functionality and cross-sector nature of landscapes.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how landscapes are vibrant and dynamic multi-functional spaces in which competing claims on resources exist alongside interdependencies among sectors, ambitions and inhabitants
  • Develop leadership skills to mobilise resources and motivate stakeholders to achieve SDG-focused sustainable change
  • Gain critical insights and develop the skills to capitalize on investors motivation to invest and the need for innovative financing in landscapes

In this Professional Certificate Programme you will learn about four major elements in landscape thinking:

  • Integrated Landscape Finance
  • Landscape Governance
  • Landscape Leadership
  • Climate change and climate action

The programme consists of online courses in which you will learn that the application of landscape approaches to address complex developmental and environmental challenges requires a shift in mind-set, perspective and skillset.

The courses in this programme have been developed to enhance your ability to think beyond the sector and in a more integrated and transformative manner. The courses will equip you with the skills and tools needed to transform your landscapes and teach you how to integrate the necessary climate action. Not only will you be able to analyse, you will learn how to bring knowledge into action in order to promote climate smart landscapes on a local scale and/or across the world.

The Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes programme is developed and delivered by a network of globally active partners under the momentum and umbrella of the Global Landscapes Forum

Content of the Programme

This online programme consists of four MOOCs who can be taken in any desired order. Your time investment will be about 2-3 hours per week per online course, and the average length is 4 weeks per MOOC. Of course, you can study in your own time, at your own pace, so you can adjust the duration.