Course/training | 23 Jan, 2024

Nature-based Solutions professional certificate on IUCN Global Standard™ - 5th edition

Increase your ability to contribute towards positive change to address societal challenges through applying the IUCN Global Standard.

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Register for this course at the IUCN Academy


IUCN Academy introduces the Fifth Edition of the Professional Certificate on Nature-based Solutions, designed to train individuals from all sectors interested in gaining expertise in the field. 

The concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is gaining momentum around the world and NbS are increasingly accepted and implemented to address societal challenges. IUCN estimates that they can provide over a third of the world's climate mitigation needs while benefiting people and nature. This course will equip participants to understand the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions™, to apply the Standard to develop sustainable projects and solutions, and to prepare for high integrity application.


  • IUCN Commission members: 33% discount on the non-profit rate.
  • Young Commission members (under 35): 50% discount on the non-profit rate.
  • IUCN Members organisations: up to 75% discount depending on category of membership as detailed here.
  • Non-Profit Organisations:  2’950 CHF 
  • For-Profit Organisations:   3’950 CHF
  • A number of partial scholarships are available for nationals from developing countries and LDCs, contact for more information.

Duration: 6 weeks

Course type: Hybrid with self-paced e-learning and 6 online live sessions with NbS experts

Languages: English

Full details on the IUCN Academy Website

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Register for this course at the IUCN Academy

Join this course to gain a better understanding of what meets the requirements for a NbS and how to use the Standard to identify and overcome gaps and shortcomings.