ELD, This film by the ELD Initiative depicts the value of productive land in provision of ecosystem services and goes on to show the current rapid depletion of this valuable non-renewable resource, which costs us dearly. But how can we prevent this?
The 2015 ELD MOOC by the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative introduces approaches to identify options and pathways for action, methods to identify stakeholders, and how to establish a basis for initiating engagement and discussion.
This summer school entails five webinars detailing case studies, actions untertaken by ELD partners and complementary capacity building initiatives. Presenters include Robert Constanza, Nicola Favretto, Louise Baker, Varun Vats and Andreas Lange.
All eleven ELD MOOC webinars are on cost benefit analysis of land degradation. Discover the topics of the ELD MOOC with lectures held by representatives from the United Nations University, GIZ, the Stockholm Environmental Institute, UNCCD and the University of Bern amongst many others. Topics covered range from basics about ecosystem services and their valuation to in depth analysis of Participatory Economic Evaluation, from Policy in context of land degradation and desertification to the demands and needs of local users of natural resources. Several presentations of participants of the ELD MOOC show examples of cost benefit analysis from Africa, India and the Americas.