5-Week Live Program

This 5-week live program aims to empower policy-makers, infrastructure planners, and investors to appreciate and analyze the economic performance and co-benefits of NBI, in comparison with “built” or “grey” infrastructure.

It combines online materials with interactive Zoom sessions, allowing you to ask experts questions, exchange experiences with other participants from around the world, and dive deeper into the course topics in real-time exercises. This year’s program will commence in September.



5-week online NBI program

What will we cover?


In this course, you will learn how nature-based infrastructure (NBI) contributes to climate adaptation and sustainable development. You will be able to make a compelling case for NBI by explaining its economic, environmental, and social benefits, as well as compare this to conventional grey infrastructure.

The course will explain how to use a variety of different methods to value NBI, as well as present practical case studies from around the world. With this knowledge, we hope that policy-makers, infrastructure planners, and investors will be better equipped to make informed decisions about infrastructure investments and utilizing NBI for climate adaptation and mitigation.



How does it work?

The live program will take place from September 12 to October 12, 2023, featuring 90-minute sessions at 4 p.m. CEST on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We will focus on one of the five course modules per week: nature-based infrastructure, infrastructure planning, systems thinking and system dynamics models, climate data and spatial modeling, and financing NBI. The live program combines the interactive sessions with self-paced learning materials, so you will use these to prepare or to reflect on the session.

The live sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions to experts from the NBI Global Resource Centre, exchange experiences with other participants from around the world, and dive deeper into the course topics through interactive exercises.

Please register if you would like to take part in the program. You will receive a login to this site where you can access all of the materials and schedule. Once logged in, you will be able to access the zoom link where you can sign up for the live sessions.

The training is free of charge and we will award you with a certificate after the course is completed. You can attend selected sessions only, but we strongly recommend you join us for the entire program.