Welcome to the ELD Initiative’s Summer School!

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
Aug, 13 
Robert Costanza, Australian National University Recording: Changes in the global value of ecosystem services
Aug, 20
Nicola Favretto,
University of Leeds
Recording: Trade –offs between different land uses in Southern Africa and Presentation Favretto 
Aug, 27
Louise Baker,
ELD as part of the UNCCD Soil Leadership Academy, Recording and Presentation Slides
Sept, 3
Varun Vats,
How businesses can conserve the soil (Due to technical issues, the session had to be terminated. A recorded version will soon be out).
Sept, 10 
Andreas Lange,
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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