The ELD Initiative is a large global network of scientists, academics, business leaders, policy-/decision makers and other relevant stakeholders, with expertise ranging from ecosystem services to economics, stakeholder participation, communications, and many related topics.
Capturing and making this intellectual capital accessible is one goal of the ELD Initiative. Thereby we contribute to the achievement of land degradation neutrality globally, as targeted in the SDGs, particularly Goal 15 ‘Life on Land’.
Hence, our Knowledge Hub is designed to share knowledge, insight and best practice, learn from experiences, inspire innovation and encourage greater collaboration. We interlink with existing portals and sources for learning to ease your way into relevant content and communities.
As centerpiece of the Knowledge Hub, the ELD CAMPUS offers high quality ELD learning and teaching material. The different thematic modules of the ELD Campus are openly accessible and can be used for all levels and fields of scientific background.
The following modules are available to the user:
- The ELD Initiative – an introduction
- Problem dimension – Land degradation vs sustainable land management
- Natural capital and ecosystem services valuation – the rational behind
- Steps of an ELD study
- Communication, outreach and policy impact
- Identification and selection of ecosystem services
- Evaluation of ecosystem services
- Cost-benfit analysis
In an additional module, practical learners can apply the ELD approach using a fictitious case:
- Apply the ELD approach on your own!