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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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Introducing the HCV Approach into sustainable cotton

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 […]

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New Report Template for Integrated High Conservation Value-High Carbon Stock Approach Assessments

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 […]

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Training Calendar

The following HCV Licenced Assessor training courses are planned for the coming months November to December 2018 Training calendar: Provider Date/Country Language Contact Astra Academy 14-16 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia English liviu@astracademy.net

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