About the course
Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”. NBS are thus pivotal in moving towards a more resilient, fairer, brighter future for all.
The UK Government’s goal for the UK to be net carbon neutral by 2050 and the 25-year environment plan, “A Green Future”, both articulate the need to implement NBS.
NBS offer a pathway towards resilience for all businesses, from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to larger corporations as well as public and third sector organisations. Understanding the benefits of NBS to ecosystem services for these businesses is key to increasing their resilience to climate change and associated risks. Through providing enhanced ecosystem services, NBS enable businesses to diversify income streams, not only increasing resilience in nature, but also in future businesses practice.
Our Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Resilience course introduces ecosystem services commonly leveraged in the UK, explores their worth both economically and environmentally and closes with a number of case studies that highlight these new concepts and how they may be applied.
- an introduction to the concept of nature-based solutions (NBS)
- an overview of the role of NBS in climate change adaptation and resilience
- an overview of ecosystem services and their benefits – including woodland and hedgerows, wetlands and coastal
- application of NBS in an urban context e.g. Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SuDS)
- practical support to understand and identify the specific benefits that NBS can provide for their business
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"Well presented ... Excellent"
"... exceeded expectations"
"In-depth knowledge, interactive and engaging"
"Great range of lecturers on the course - all enthusiastic and passionate about their presentations. Made easy for discussions in break out sections."
"Excellent. Using most up to date information on subjects. Very thorough, good level of terminology not too wordy or jargon’y."
"Good quality content and range of training material used. Engagement encouraged and good group."
The course will be delivered by leading climate experts from the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull.
If you'd like to find out more about our Nature Based Solutions for Climate Resilience course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might also be interested in our other Sustainable Skills courses:
Climate Change Essentials
Offshore Wind Energy
Supply Chain Risk and Resilience
There will be no formal assessment with this course. The course will contain numerous interactive elements, including discussions, games and group exercises that will help the participants to self-assess their knowledge in the peer group.
The Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Resilience course requires three days attendance. Participants attending the full course will receive a certificate from the University of Hull.