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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Due to the COVID-19 situation, many HCV and HCV-HCSA courses planned for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. As a temporary measure we are allowing Training Organisations to deliver fully online HCV Assessor courses, as long as certain conditions are met. We will regularly review this measure as the global situation evolves. Please contact the […]Keep reading
A look at the licensing scheme helping companies protect nature and communities By now, more than 1 million hectares of land have been analysed by authorised assessors for values that are critical to nature conservation and sustainable livelihoods, with support from the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN). More than 40 percent of these need […]Keep reading
PRESS RELEASE: Strategic HCSA-HCVRN collaboration to strengthen conservation of tropical forests and boost critical values for nature and people
24 September 2020 – HCV Resource Network (HCVRN) and the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration to conserve forests and uphold community rights in tropical forests. The two approaches  can be used together  to identify and conserve forests and their values – […]Keep reading