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Join the ELD MOOC Summer School! See how ELD works in practice!

The ELD MOOC is back! We have an exciting five-week programme from August 13 to September 10, 2014. This entails a series of webinars that will detail: case studies, actions undertaken by our partners, and complementary capacity building initiatives. The webinars allow you to directly interact with our experts and discover how economic analyses can be translated into practical action.

Soil Counts-Preserve it!  

Live Sessions: All sessions at 12:00 pm UTC

Week Speaker Topic
1
Aug, 13 
Robert Costanza, Australian National University Recording: Changes in the global value of ecosystem services
2
Aug, 20
Nicola Favretto,
University of Leeds
Recording: Trade –offs between different land uses in Southern Africa and Presentation Favretto 
3
Aug, 27
Louise Baker,
UNCCD
ELD as part of the UNCCD Soil Leadership Academy, Recording and Presentation Slides
4
Sept, 3
Varun Vats,
Syngenta
How businesses can conserve the soil (Due to technical issues, the session had to be terminated. A recorded version will soon be out).
5
Sept, 10 
Andreas Lange,
GIZ
Ecosystem Services in land use planning and policy recommendations. Examples from the Philippines. Join here

We are looking forward to this exciting series of webinars to learn more about sustainable land use and engage in fruitful discussions with you.

The ELD summer school purely consists of five individual webinars. The completion of the first ELD MOOC is no prerequisite and we welcome both, new and experienced participants. As always, the course remains entirely free of charge!

Register now for the webinars and our weekly newsletter!

Practitioner's Guide

The ELD Initiative practitioner’s guide to economic valuation and cost-benefit analysis should be released soon. It will contain detailed step-by-step instructions and examples from the first ELD MOOC (March-May 2014). This will help you use economics to build up cases convincing policy and business partners of the economic benefits of adopting sustainable land management practices, while protecting of one of our most valuable resources: fertile soil.

 

About the MOOC:

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, a recent trend in e-education enabling an unlimited amount of users to freely access academic material online. Besides traditional learning materials MOOCs provide the opportunity for interactive learning and community building in forums, live sessions and online discussions.

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Recordings of all webinar will also be available on our You Tube Channel.

Join our trip around the world and watch the impressive results from the first ELD-MOOC.

 

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Over the span of this MOOC the participating teams worked on the economic valuation of different ecosystems. The teams worked on a case of interest to them and developed an alternative scenario for the current situation of their ecosystem. Participants then carried out a variety of valuation methods to assess the economic costs and benefits of a change in land use practices and come to a decision whether their proposed project implementations were worth undertaking.
Find the results of their hard work below!

Argentina
"A small project a big step, Paso Grande"

Team: Latin America Working Group
Authors: Marisa Young, Maria Paula Lopardo, Waltraud Ederer,
Luis Manuel Selva Garcia, Carlos Wuerschmidt
Paso Grande [Argentina]

Botswana
"Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Sustainable Land Management
in Botswana`s Kalahari rangelands"

Team: Southern African Range lands
Authors: Holger Pabst, Nicola Favretto, Till Eichler
Kalahari Rangelands [Botswana]

Brazil
"Mambai Cerrado Brazil"

Team: Small Farmers in South America
Authors: Erika Wagner, Karen Montiel, Ray Pinheiro Alves, Eduardo Barroso
Mambai Cerrado [Brazil]

Cameroon
"Tuissong Forest Case Study"

Team: Stakeholders
Authors: Guy Merlin Nguenang
Tuissong Forest [Cameroon]

Canada
"Vineyards and Tourism in the Niagara Region"

Team: Landuse and climate change
Authors: Elizabeth Philip, Shikha Raj, Navneet Kumar, Prashant Kumar,
Vivek Kumar, Felix Akrofi-Atitianti
Vineyards and Tourism in Niagara Region 1 [Canada]
Vineyards and Tourism in Niagara Region [Canada] 2 Sheet1

Vineyards and Tourism in Niagara Region [Canada] 3 Questionnaire
Vineyards and Tourism in Niagara Region [Canada] 4 Calculations

Colombia
"Hacienda la Ceiba"

Team: Sustainability
Author: Andrea Gonella
Hacienda La Ceiba [Colombia]

East-Africa
"
The Lake Victoria Ecosystem: A deeper look into its true worth"
Team: Lake Victoria
Authors: Benson Rwegoshora Bashange, Chanoine Marie, Franz Vockinger,
Janek Toepper, Leah-Rehema Murerwa, Rose Anarfiwaah Oppong, Yacoubou Kadade
Lake Victoria [East Africa]

Ethiopia
"
Restoring Ecosystems to Sustain Local Communities.
Awash National Park, Ethiopia.
"

Team: Endangered Species
Author: Anna Staneva
Awash National Park [Ethiopia]

"Lake Awasa"
Authors: Bethlehem Hailu, Mekdes Amare
Awash National Park [Ethiopia]

Germany
"
The case of a Fictional Forest in Germany."
Team: Forest
Author: Gernot Gauger
Fictional Forest [Germany]

"Improvement of the land on the Messdorfer Field, owned by the city of Bonn."
Team: ELD Team Bonn
Authors: Franka Berdel, Wolf Berdel, Lena Rzehak, Peter Rabus
Messdorfer Feld [Germany]

Ghana
"Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region, Ghana."

Team: Subsaharan Africa
Authors: Suzanne Myada, Andualem Belay, Dawood Abbas, Oliver Kirui,
Nahason Julius Mugo
Amansie Central District [Ghana]

India
"
Project Proposal Presented to Thathar Watershed Commitee"
Team: Valuing Eco System Services for Sustainable Land Management
Authors: Radhika Rani Ch, Honghao Chen, Heleen Claringbould,
Mosiuoa Walter Bereng, Raghavendra Rao, Mira Wenzel
Thathar Watershed [India]

"Economics of Land Degradation in Catchments of Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur,
Rajasthan, India. Presentation to Commissioner Tribal Development
and Udaipur Division, Government of Rajasthan, India.
"

Team: Soil Building Processes in different Land Capability
Author: Deepak Sharma
Jaisamand Lake [India]

"Cost Benefit Analysis of Notorious Dry lands of Ramanathapuram District,
Tamil Nadu, India."
Team: Land Management in India
Authors: V.S. Balasubramanian, Biganenahalli Nanjundaiah Dhananjaya,
Anupriya Pande, Uma Gurumurthy, Dr.Inkarsal Kalai
Dry lands of Ramanathapuram 1 [India]
Dry lands of Ramanathapuram 2 [India]

"Agricultural farmland at Rudrur, Nizamabad district, India"
Author: Dr. R. Vasantha
Agricultural Farmland at Rudrur [India]

Italy
"
Farming Land near Zalewa"
Team: Agricultural Crop land
Authors: Ian Madalitso Saini, Ignasio
Vulci's archeological and natural Park[Italy]

Kenya
"
Fencing Mt. Kenya National Park"
Team: Land and Water
Author: Antti Seelaff
Mount Kenya National Park [Kenya]
Mount Kenya National Park [Kenya].2
Mount Kenya National Park [Kenya].3

Kyrgyzstan
"Proposal of a new scenario. Sustainable farming for people and nature
in the Chon-Aksuu river basin."

Author: Ludmilla Kiktenko
Chon-Aksuu river Basin [Kyrgyzstan]

Latvia
"Decision Support Models for Contaminated Site Remediation:
BLB Terminal Case Study"

Team: Site remediation and Clean Up
Author: Juris Burlakovs
Contamination CleanUp [Latvia]

Mexico
"
Chapultepec Park. Mexico City."
Team: The importance of Urban Land
Authors: Andrea Valdes, Assia Korichi, Elizabeth Ramirez
Chapultepec Park [Mexico City ]

"Construction of a dam at El Salto Region and Ejido La Victoria"
Team: Economia de los Recurses Narales en Mexico
Authors: José Ciro Hernández-Díaz, Karla E. Segura-Millan,
Yolanda Ontiveros, Emanuel Estrada
El Salto Region and Ejido La Victoria 1 [Mexico]
El Salto Region and Ejido La Victoria 2 [Mexico]

"Economic evaluation of three different types of management
applied to dual-purpose livestock in the region of "Sotavento" in Veracruz,
Mexico, considering the land degradation"

Author: Héctor Daniel Inurreta Aguirre
Sotavento ? Veracruz [Mexico] Presentation
Sotavento ? Veracruz [Mexico] Report

"Valuation of Mangroves in Tampamachoco Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico."
Team: The Value of Wetlands in a Changing World
Authors: Ana Laura Lara Dominguez, Andre Mascarenhas, Ibrahim AlSaihati,
Liberty Tanangco
Tampamachoco lagoon - Veracruz [Mexico] 1
Tampamachoco lagoon - Veracruz [Mexico] Cost Benefit

"Tropical Montane Cloud Forests in Veracruz, Mexico"
Team: Mexico Sustainable Management Group Mexico
Authors: Kathrin Grahmann, Ana Abigail Aragon Rios,
Alfonso Cortes Arredondo, Perla Ortiz Colin
Tropical Montane Cloud Forest [Mexico]

Morocco
"The case for a water pricing scheme in Ternata, in the Draa Valley"
Team: Desertification, Land Degradation, Drought, Dry land
Authors: Julian Andersen, Barbara Johnson, Adil Moumane
Draa Valley [Morocco]

Palestine
"
Wadi Gaza ? Case Study."
Team: Positive Land Use Change
Authors: Ali Salha, Iva Stamenova
Wadi Gaza [Palestine]

Philippines
"Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines"
Team: Ecosystem Services
Author: Dr. Antonia Corinthia C. N. Naz
Camp John Hay [Philippines]

South Africa
"
Kruger National Park"
Team: Politics
Authors: Bettina Benzinger, Punnathon Pudpongpun, Spyridoula Zachari
Kruger National Park 1 [South Africa]
Kruger National Park 2 [South Africa] Questionnaire

Sweden
"Development of a resort"

Team: Forests
Authors: Cyril Egar, Tymon Mphaka, Julia Dupuis
Mixed Forest 1 [Sweden]
Mixed Forest 2 [Sweden]

Uganda
"Bwindi Impenetrable National Park"

Team: Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Africa
Authors: Daniel Gebeyehu, Clemens Felix Olbrich, Gertrude Ngabirano,
Paul Bwalya, Louisa, Silvana Builes Gaitán
Bwindi National Park [Uganda]
Bwindi National Park [Uganda] CostBenefit

"The value of Mabira forest to the communities living around it."
Team: Forest
Author: Busuulwa Huthaifa
Mabira forest [Uganda]

USA
"KD's Dream ?
Turning Brown County into a National Heritage Area (NHA).
Proposal to the stakeholders of Brown County.
"

Team: Culture and Environment
Authors: Kaddy Lane, Florian Bender, Ephrem Santos, Rianne ten Veen,
Ruti Rubis Kanangire, Richmond Narh Tetteh, AnaRiza Mendoza
Brown County State Park [USA]

Vietnam
"
Xuan Thuy Wetland Reserve"
Team: Land degradation in South East Asia team
Authors: Wisit Ngamsom, Thin Nwe Htwe, Ephrem Santos
Xuan Thuy Wetland [Vietnam] CostBenefit

Zambia
"
Proposed plan to improve use of seasonal flooding and the natural resources
in Barotse floodplain system, Zambia
"

Team: Natural Resource Management
Author: Moses Kazungu
Barotse Floodplain 1 [Zambia]
Barotse Floodplain [Zambia] Log Frame_CostBenefit

"Nansanga Farm Block"
Team: Environmental Modeling
Authors: Karla Segura Millan Rivas, Andrew Chilombo, Dinali Jayasinghe,
Odilon Boris Lokonon
Nansanga Farm Block [Zambia]