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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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HCV Assessor Training Course calendar

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 […]

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Rainforest Alliance’s revamped standard to strengthen protection of High Conservation Value areas

Rainforest Alliance launches its revised Sustainable Agriculture Standard, with the HCV approach providing extra safeguards for highly valuable areas for people and nature.

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Protecting people and nature at a bigger scale: how HCV screening can help

HCV Screening helps authorities at all levels identify those areas that are important for ecosystem services and livelihoods.

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