The online course providing continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the fields of forestry and ecosystem services and products. The e-learning course will run from 10th December 2018 to 10th March 2019, on Moodle’s e-learning platform.
The e-learning course has a total of 150 learning hours including up to 40 hours of e-modules (about 8-10 hours per week and 6 ECTS credits, for the University of Padova and the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid). The lessons are in English and they include tutoring, exercises, discussion forums, groupwork and much more. The course is free of charge only for students from the partner universities; for more information please read the COURSE FEES section.
The 2nd edition is ready: read the e-learning course brochure
Application deadline: December 3rd, 2018
- Natural capital
- Economic evaluation
- Sustainable investments
- Wild forest products
- Payment for ecosystem services
- Forest certification
- Carbon market
- 1 Course, 2 Universities
- Up to 150 learning-hours
- High quality e-modules
- Continuous mentor support
- Updated market data
- 24 International company case studies
|Modules||Expected learning outcomes|
|1. Are you innovation friendly?||• Moodle platform
• Understand course structure
• Socialize with e-fellows
|2. Entrepreneurship ecosystem||• Understand regulatory frameworks
• Comprehend market driving forces
|3. Market outlooks||• Learn key concepts and trends of ecosystem services markets
• Overview of voluntary, regional and domestic initiatives
|4. The business idea||• Get familiar with business plan
• Learn from best European business plan examples
|5. Let’s focus on specific sectors: carbon, water,
biodiversity and wild forest products
|• Examine two selected topics among the 8 purposed
• Develop a business idea
|6. Final examination||• Individual assignment|
AUTHORS OF THE TRAINING MODULES
- Davide Pettenella, University of Padova
- Laura Secco, University of Padova
- Lucio Brotto, University of Padova
- Kieran Conlan, Ricardo Energy and Environment
- Ron Chan, University of Manchester
- Carmen Aviles, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- Genevieve Bennett, Ecosystem Marketplace
There are some of our e-learning course’s topics!
APPLY NOW The online course providing continuous interaction with top international professors, experts and company directors specialized in the fields of forestry and ecosystem services and products. The e-learning course will run from 10th [...]
Natural capital comprises Earth’s natural assets (soil, air, water, flora and fauna), and the ecosystem services that come from them, which make human life possible. In this topic, you will learn: the theory of Natural [...]
Estimating the value of ecosystem services helps to justify policy’ support for, and private investments in, ecosystem restoration. In this topic, you will learn: general principles of economic evaluation (e.g. cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis, benchmarking [...]
Wild forest products such as greeneries, mushrooms, berries, nuts, resins, essentials oils, litter, medicinal plants, and other products sourced from the forest, play an important role in many rural economies as a source of food [...]
Investments in forestry and natural ecosystems have grown exponentially in recent years. Once almost exclusively focused on timber production, investments are now rapidly broadening their scope to embrace products and services that include ecosystem services, [...]
Forests play an important role in providing essential ecosystem services such as regulating water quality, reducing the risk of floods and food, medicines and timber provision. This is particularly important in countries where reduction of [...]
Forest certification emerged as a voluntary instrument of corporate social responsibility in the 90s’ with the publication of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards. The FSC system is based on the promotion of environmentally appropriate, [...]
Climate change is probably one of the greatest challenges we are facing today. Forests and natural ecosystems, if properly managed, can help reduce climate change. In this topic, you will learn: institutional, voluntary and domestic [...]
Tourism is growing worldwide and ecotourism can provide significant finances to the responsible management of natural ecosystems. In this topic, you will learn: theory and the basics of sustainable tourism (e.g. from destination to experience); [...]
The course is free of charge for students from the partner universities:
- the University of Padova,
- the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid.
Students of other universities, consultants and entrepreneurs can choose one of the following plans.
EARLY BIRD (up to and including 19th Nov. 2018):
Save € 100 with our online prepayment discount. Pay only 250 € (VAT included) instead of 350 € .
REGULAR (from 20th Nov. 2018):
Full payment 350 € (VAT included) .