A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration
Gain more insight into rebuilding the Earth’s ecological identity by taking the A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration course by Coursera.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Landscape management and restoration should be among every company’s list of priorities, not only to protect the environment but to also meet the Sustainable Development Goal on Land Degradation Neutrality (SDG No 15.3). The introduction of the goal has caused companies to accelerate the process of land restoration.
These goals can be met only if the professionals working in these companies have the right set of qualities: knowledge, vision, and skill. With this course, the students can learn about the interdependence of a business and a healthy and thriving landscape. Students will also learn about the importance and value of resources found in and around the ecosystem.
This course aims to teach its students about the concept of Landscape Degradation which is a global issue that is contributing to the depletion and exploitation of the Earth’s resources. So, one of the solutions to this problem is landscape restoration that is driven by businesses, a concept this course wishes to impart knowledge about.
- Course offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Self-paced learning
- Deadlines flexible according to the student’s wishes
- Course duration is almost 25 hours
- Suitable for beginners
- Online video lectures
- Reading material
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
- You have the option to not pay for the course and still be able to access all the materials.
- If you choose to purchase the course, you will have to pay a fee and at the end of the course, you will receive a certification.
Amount in Rs
*if course is purchased
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The course is highly beneficial for:
- Students who wish to gain more knowledge about how to bring about sustainability.
- Industry professionals who wish to understand the relationship between a business and the environment
- Students who are interested in social activism and raising awareness
Certificate Qualifying Details
The candidate will receive a certificate if they choose to purchase the course material for the mentioned fee. It is up to the instructors of the course if they wish to conduct an exam for the end of the course.
What you will learn
When the student completes this course, they will be able to:
- Understand and utilize the concept of land restoration, especially business-driven
- Come up with ways to effectively implement landscape restoration
- Raise awareness on the dangers of landscape degradation
- Explain the interdependence between businesses and ecosystems.
- Be able to deal with an ecological emergency in an effective way
In order to enroll in the A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration course by Coursera, the candidate needs to follow the given steps:
Step 1: Visit the link below which is the homepage for the course.
Step 2: A prompt will pop up which gives you two options. The first option asks you whether you want to pay a certain fee to purchase the course and therefore be able to get a certificate at the completion of the course. The second option asks you if you would only like access to the course without paying any money. Make your choice accordingly. Keep in mind that if you go with the second option, you will automatically become ineligible to receive the certificate.
Step 3: If you chose the first option, you will be redirected to the payment page. Choose your preferred payment mode and make your payment. You have now purchased the course and are now eligible to receive a certificate at the end of the course.
Step 4: If you chose the second option, you will now be free to access the course. There will also be another prompt which you have the option to skip which asks you some details in order to provide you with some personalized recommendations on the basis of your background.
Land degradation and restoration of degraded ecosystems
Wicked problems and partnerships
Economics of land degradation
Commonland projects: process, team-roles and skills involved
The business potential for integrated landscape management and restoration
How to design a sustainable business model
If the candidate is having trouble paying for the course, they can seek financial aid from Coursera. In order to do so, the candidate needs to apply on the course page and click on the “Financial aid available” button. Then they need to submit an application and then wait up to 15 days for confirmation. If the candidate meets the requirements to avail financial aid, they will be presented with a plan by Coursera.
How it helps
This course is highly beneficial to any industry since companies of all industries need to only be socially aware but also meet the SDG No. 15.3 which is a goal which is to be met immediately. Once a student completes this course, they also understand the significance of the relationship between a business and its ecological surroundings. When the student has this understanding, they understand how this concept is necessary and beneficial to all companies from all industries.
The world has long found many justifications for the exploitation and disregard of nature but when more people gain awareness of the impending consequences which will come if one continues on the same path as now, there could be a change in people’s mindsets. Students of this course possess the knowledge which needs to be spread in order to raise that level of awareness.
With the completion of this course, the student can also choose to receive a certificate. This certificate will be issued by the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the instructors of the course are highly experienced individuals from various educational institutions.
This course aims to teach its students the dangers of land degradation and all we can do to protect this planet we call our home. The faster we act, the more damage we can avoid in the future. We should not only have the awareness but also impart it upon others as it is humankind’s job to make sure the Earth is protected.
Since the course is self-paced, the course material is accessible at all times.
Students who choose to purchase the course get to have their tests and assignments graded and at the end of the course receive the certificate. The students who chose to enroll for free only have to miss out on these specific features but they still have full access to the course.
If you are unable to sponsor your enrollment fees, you can choose to apply for financial aid from Coursera. If your application gets accepted, you will be presented with a payment plan.
Yes, this course is completely free of cost. But if you wish to receive a certificate, you will have to pay some money and purchase the course. If you choose to not pay, you can still access all the course material.
Yes. The certificate serves as an assurance that it was you who completed the course. Not just so, the certification helps prove that you have a certain set of skills.
No, the course does not hold any university credit. However, the certificate serves as a testament to the skills you gain after completing the course.
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