Launchpad: Scaling Up the High Conservation Value (HCV) Approach

12 Jun 2019

A new guidance document and methodology for using the HCV approach in landscape and jurisdictional settings will be launched at GLF Accra. This guide was developed in collaboration with Network Members and HCV experts and with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and it applies to any context across different geographies, ecosystems and commodities.

The High Conservation Value (HCV) approach is based on six values ranging from biodiversity, large landscapes and ecosystem services to livelihoods and cultural values. The approach is used in certification schemes for forestry, oil palm, sugar and cotton, among others – but the approach is also used outside of certification and at larger geographic scales to identify and conserve important environmental and social values.

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • HCV Resource Network