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Application guidelines for prospective licensed assessors (2023)

This document provides guidance to those applying to become licensed assessors under the HCV Network (HCVN) Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).

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May 12, 2023

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Quality Assurance
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Development and update of ALS controlled documents procedure (2023)

This procedure defines the responsibilities and methods for development, revision, control, and release of ALS controlled documents.

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May 12, 2023

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Quality Assurance
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A practical toolkit for identifying and monitoring biodiversity in oil palm landscapes

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July 6, 2023

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Management & Monitoring
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HCV-HCSA Assessment Manual 2023 Comments

Comments from public consultation of the HCV-HCSA Assessment Manual 2023

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May 24, 2023

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Quality Assurance
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Nature Positive Farming Briefing Note

This briefing note explains how Nature Positive Farming can help support smallholder producers achieve Deforestation and Conversion Free sourcing requirements.

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Smallholders
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White Paper: HCV Screening for Sustainable Land Use

This white paper was produced as part of the HCV Network's session on HCV Screening for Sustainable Land Use: Prioritizing Conservation and Livelihoods in Production Landscapes at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Climate Hybrid Conference on November 6, 2021.

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December 30, 2021

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Landscapes & Jurisdictions
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Annual Report 2022

To ensure the HCV Approach continues to be widely adopted, in 2022 we increased our training course offering, we recruited a small team to grow our landscapes workstream, joined new partnerships and alliances, trialed new tools and continued to engage users of the HCV Approach such as financial institutions, commodity producers, and voluntary sustainability standards.

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April 1, 2023

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HCV Screening Course Leaflet

Learn about our self-paced online course: Introduction to HCV Screening

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December 30, 2021

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Landscapes & Jurisdictions
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HCV-HCSA Assessor Training Course (May 2023)

The course aims to ensure that prospective licensed assessors obtain an adequate level of understanding of Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) procedures and good practice needed to competently lead an integrated HCV-HCSA assessment. Participants will learn about the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approaches and their joint use in practice.


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Landscapes Workshop Report (2022)

Over the last 20 years, the High Conservation Value (HCV) Approach has mainly been applied in single sites for planning production of palm oil, forestry, and other commodities, while ensuring protection of High Conservation Values (HCVs). However, to effectively tackle the climate and biodiversity crises, the HCV Network has started to scale up focus from single commodities and individual farms to entire landscapes and jurisdictions.

On November 30th, 2022, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the HCV Network Secretariat hosted a workshop for several HCV Network Members and partners to discuss how to accelerate this agenda, and how to translate HCV Screening results to effective, long-term actions for protection of HCVs in landscapes and jurisdictions. The HCV Screening methodology was developed by the HCV Network in 2019 in response to increasing demand and interest to scale up the use of the HCV Approach in landscapes and jurisdictions where there is commodity production and other types of land uses.

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ALS Appeal Procedure (2022)

Licensed Assessors who disagree with the result of their HCV assessment report or HCV-HCSA assessment report evaluation result can submit an appeal using our online Appeal Form. This document explains the scope and the process for submitting an appeal. Assessors must only submit one appeal form per evaluation to avoid excessive forms - please see explanation about how to add responses (appeal topics) before clicking submit!

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October 26, 2022

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Quality Assurance
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FIA Tool - Greater Mekong dry and deciduous forest checklist

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardize assessments in dry and deciduous forests from the Greater Mekong region, adding up to a numerical value of forest integrity. Some questions address biodiversity directly (e.g. presence of trees with epiphytes), others serve as indicators of natural conditions or low human pressure (e.g. presence of very large trees and presence of trees of high commercial value). Recent field forms divide scoring questions into two sections: Structure and Composition, and Impacts and Threats.

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December 30, 2021

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Forests

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