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Shaping a Sustainable Future with Green Infrastructure
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Create sustainable environmental policies and shape tomorrow’s green communities
Professionals working with Green Infrastructure (GI) come from all sorts of backgrounds; ecology, economy, urban planning, and many others. To be effective in creating resilient places and working with the environment to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, they need to draw on all these areas. That’s exactly what this five-week course allows you to do.
Get to grips with green infrastructure and ecosystem services
The course begins with an introduction to green infrastructure and ecosystem services, including how these concepts relate to each other and their importance for effective environmental policy.
You’ll also get to reflect on the challenges GI and ecosystem services can help solve and learn to identify practical online tools for GI and ecosystem service management.
Make informed decisions and develop solutions for sustainability in rural and urban areas
Discover how to maximise benefits for people and nature, overcome governance issues, manage GI networks, collaborate with others to unlock funding, and ultimately make key decisions that lead to more sustainable living and more resilient places.
Learn from the experts at Grenoble Ecole de Management
Renowned business school Grenoble Ecole de Management, with its Chair for Inclusive Sustainability, is especially suited to deliver this course, thanks to the policy and integration expert leading content development, and to its affiliation with the LUIGI project.
The LUIGI project involves experts in varied fields from all the Alpine countries, coming together to develop understanding and methods on green infrastructure.
This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.
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Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of Green Infrastructure (GI) and Ecosystem Services (ESS)
- Explore how GI and ESS relate to and matter for your area of work/study and identify GI and ESS present in your area
- Reflect on the wider environmental policy context for GI and ESS (climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental injustice)
- Identify what practical tools and resources are available online for GI / ESS management
- Investigate how to identify and maximise benefits generated by GI/ESS and understand how to apply that knowledge to your area
- Explore where GI governance issues come from and how to overcome them by generating engagement and communicating on GI/ESS benefits
- Collaborate with stakeholders to unlock investments and resources for GI and GI network management
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in green infrastructure management at any level, from local to transnational.
It will be especially useful for public administrators, policy-makers, private sector business owners, and charitable organisations.
The Alpine Space programme is a European transnational cooperation programme for the Alpine region. It provides a framework to facilitate the cooperation between economic, social and environmental key players in seven Alpine countries, as well as between various institutional levels such as: academia, administration, business and innovation sector, and policy making.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. In 2021-2027 it will enable investments in a smarter, greener, more connected and more social Europe that is closer to its citizens.
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