Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration

Business model innovation for sustainable landscape restoration

In this MOOC, participants go through the business model innovation process of landscape restoration.


Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two-fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change (source: IPBES). But there’s a huge potential for restoring landscapes: around two billion hectares of land, about two times the size of China, can be restored. This free online course aims to equip learners from environmental, business or other backgrounds with practical business tools to restore landscapes.


The MOOC moves the participants from ideas towards the successful implementation of a new business model for sustainable landscape restoration with four returns: return of natural and social capital, return of inspiration and return of financial capital. Each step of the process is illustrated with three real-life cases of landscape restoration in Spain, Iceland and Portugal.


“We want to educate business and environmental professionals to become aware of the insights that are being developed in other disciplines than their own expertise. Or even better: professionals who are smart enough to ask the other disciplines for help or for contribution. So creating awareness on the added value of collaborating with experts from different disciplines is the key to raise a new generation of professionals equipped with the skills and knowledge required to restore landscapes, thus creating a more resilient ecosystem and a prosperous future for all,” says project leader Eva Rood.

Your teachers

We have blended theory and practice in this MOOC. Your teachers are professors and experts introducing you to concepts of sustainable business model innovation for landscape restoration. Meet them under theory instructors! Researchers, scientists and practitioners will furthermore introduce you to three real-life cases. Meet them under case Instructors!

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