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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Experts are looking at how the HCV Approach could be adapted to help better protect ocean and river ecosystems.Keep reading
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 […]Keep reading
Ten years after the HCV Network was created, a not-for-profit company registered as HCV Network Ltd. took form on 30 July 2015 and became the home of the HCV Network Secretariat, allowing it to operate independently from Proforest, its previous institutional host. Since then, the small Secretariat team has been working to help people understand […]Keep reading