Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course explored the many ways that we benefit from the natural world through ecosystem services. Learners explored the different ways we value nature, including whether we should put a monetary value on natural services.
2 weeks, 3 hours per week
Professor Tim Lenton
Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science
University of Exeter
- Describe the concept of 'valuing nature’
- Compare different types of services that ecosystems provide
- Assess the moral and political dilemmas associated with valuing ecosystems
- Apply your understanding of ecosystem services to peatlands, coral reefs and rainforests
- Identify key ecosystem services in your place
- Investigate the best ways to manage and preserve ecosystems and their services
Putting a monetary value on nature
- What are ecosystem services and who benefits from them?
- Environmental Economics
- How much is the Earth worth?
- Debates, dilemmas and politics
Ecosystem services in action
- Local Scale - Valuing ecosystems in your area
- Regional Scale - South-West of England
- National Scale - Coral Reefs
- International Scale - REDD+ and saving the rainforests
Issued on 15th July 2018
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