Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions
Advanced Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking UN Environment

About This Course

Take an extra two weeks of class (10 hours) to apply your knowledge to an assignment: a short informed essay of 3,00 to 3,500 words on how we can apply the ecosystem approach and systems thinking to help us achieve one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. Apply the issue to your own specific context – your community, country, occupation, social status, or whatever other forms of self-identification you wish to apply.

The essays will be graded by three of your peers and you will grade three essays yourself. Grading will be based on a provided rubric, and the average from the three grades will be taken as the final grade for the assignment

You can also engage with other students on a discussion board to share your experiences and findings with colleagues from around the world.


Students are required to first finish the foundations course Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking before they will be able to access and complete this course.

Students who complete the pre-requisite must also request and generate their certificate of completion from their course progress page before they can view this advanced course. Once you obtain your certificate, a "View Course" button will appear next to the course listing on your dashboard.

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  2. Classes Start

    Oct 12, 2022
  3. Registration Ends

  4. Classes End

  5. Duration


    Advanced Certificate:

  6. Estimated Effort

    5 hours per week
  7. Price

  8. Level

  9. Languages

  10. Prerequisites

    UN Environment ENV001

    You must successfully complete UN Environment ENV001 before you begin this course.