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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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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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HCVRN elects its new Management Committee

Last November, the HCVRN Management Committee decided to reconfigure its composition to 10 seats: 3 were allocated to Not-for-Profit organisations, 2 to Technical Service Providers, 2 to Standards, and 3 to Producer/Supply Chain Companies. All Members were invited to indicate their interest in running for election, and between November 2019 and March 2020, Network Members […]

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Training course calendar

The following courses are planned for the coming months in 2020 Please contact the training providers directly for any updates on these scheduled courses in light of the coronavirus pandemic Provider Course Date/Country Language Contact Astra Academy HCV Assessor Training Course 18-20th May, Montefiascone, Italy English liviu@astracademy.net Astra Academy HCV Assessor Training Course 22-24th June, Kuala […]

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