IUCN Professional Certificate on Nature-based solutions

19 July 2021

The concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is drawing a lot of attention but few know what it means in practice and how to apply the IUCN Global standard for NbS, which is at the foundation of the concept.

As the author of the Global Standard, IUCN is offering a professional certificate designed for its members, Commission members, and all stakeholders in the business and policy sector willing to explore the concept of Nature-based Solutions, its early applications, and to participate further to its development.

The certificate will start on 3 August for 5 weeks, with two sessions of training per week delivered live through virtual means to participants.

What is the programme?

Module 1 : Why Nature-based Solutions?

Module 2 : What is NbS and What is Not

Module 3 : The IUCN Global Standard for NbS

Module 4 : The Assessment Tool

Module 5 : Assess and Design using the Standard

Who should attend?

Professionals from all sectors who wish to gain credentials on the IUCN Global Standard and to acquire skills to assess and design Nature-based Solutions.


For-profit Organizations: 3'950 CHF

Not-for-profit Organizations: 2'950 CHF

Extra 10% discount for IUCN Members

Partial Scholarships available to participants from low income countries

For more info, please contact Ms. Linda Lungaho at nbstandard@iucn.org