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Have you enrolled? The 4th Edition of IUCN Global Standard on Nature-based Solutions Professional Certificate Starts in October.

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Free introductory courses on the main IUCN Knowledge tools such as the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species or the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas and many more will be available soon.

What is IUCN Academy

What is IUCN Academy

Launched in September 2021, the IUCN Academy harnesses IUCN expertise to propose learning journeys to those seeking to make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic world of conservation.

Learn from top professionals

Radhika Murti

Director for the Centre of Society and Governance, IUCN

Daisy Hessenberger

Stakeholder Engagement Officer - NbS, IUCN

Veronica Ruiz Garcia

Programme Manager- EcoDRR, IUCN

Stewart Maginnis

Deputy Director General, IUCN


Dhruti Shah

NbS first cohort
Independent Consultant, Storyteller and Verificationista

It has been a real journey and a deep dive understanding the world of Nature-based Solutions. I came to the course with very little knowledge at all and have come away realising that conversations around NbS are only getting bigger and bigger. It's exciting to say I'm part of the first cohort.

Jesus Iglesias Sagar

NbS first cohort
Social Climate, Social entrepreneur and EU Climate Pact Ambassador

It's an honor to be part of the first cohort of 36 international experts that have been awarded the Professional Certificate on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions. The Standard lays out a comprehensive methodology to design or improve NbS, ensuring societal challenges are addressed at the right scale, biodiversity is enhanced, there is a sound business model, governance is inclusive and management adaptive. At Social Climate we are leveraging NbS for climate action and equity, through social innovation and economic localization. We can only congratulate IUCN and look forward to scaling up impact together!

Tom Coyne

NbS first cohort
Arup, Senior Ecologist | Environmental Consulting

The IUCN Professional Certificate for the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions was a timely and brilliantly run course which I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I found the mix of live zoom sessions, virtual group activities and presentations to be engaging, informative and inspiring. The presenters from IUCN and other external organisations provided a fascinating deep insight into the topic of Nature-based Solutions and crucially the application of the IUCN Global Standard to case studies from around the world. It was a privilege to share the journey with first cohort of 36 professionals who contributed hugely to the experience through their enthusiasm and energy.

Elisabet Olivares Zapiain

NbS first cohort
URBES arquitectura y urbanismo, Architect and Magister in Urban and Environmental Processes

Extraordinary exchange of knowledge, learning and experiences, led by the IUCN Academy team. An academic meeting of professionals with different profiles and backgrounds, committed to Nature-based Solutions as a strategy for present and future sustainability.

Academic partners

As the IUCN Academy will develop its activities fostering an interdisciplinary approach to nature conservation, it is proud to partner with a group of academic institutions well known for their work in the broader field of sustainable development.

Seed partners

Agence Française de Développement


Opigno LMS


Ministry of Environment - Republic of Korea