The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs primarily in prospective forestry and agricultural plantations. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally.
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Cotton is the most widespread profitable non-food crop in the world, providing an income for more than 250 million people worldwide. Cotton farming does, however, have significant environmental impacts related to water consumption, the conversion of habitat for cotton farming and the use of agrochemicals. In 2018, for the first time the High Conservation Value […]Keep reading
The report template and guidance for integrated HCV-HCSA Assessments has now been published! In November 2017 the Integrated HCV-HCSA Manual assessment was published as the official document for integrated HCV-HCSA assessments. Since then the HCV Network’s Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) carries out the quality review of integrated HCV-HCSA assessments. This newly published report template and guidance provides […]Keep reading