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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs where development will take place. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for achieving certification by voluntary sustainability schemes, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally. 

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Banking on the HCV Approach

Can the HCV Approach boost the financial world’s drive for biodiversity conservation?

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Beyond land: rethinking the HCV Approach for aquatic ecosystems

Experts are looking at how the HCV Approach could be adapted to help better protect ocean and river ecosystems.

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New: HCV Screening info note

The High Conservation Value (HCV) Approach is widely used to ensure that commodity production is not conducted at the expense of critical conservation values – or HCVs. It is used in a range of sustainability standards, but also in private sector commitments, government procurement policies, sustainability initiatives, and investment policies. In response to increasing interest […]

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