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Papua New Guinea HCV Toolkit 2005

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June 17, 2024

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ALS Specification (2023)

This document explains why the Assessor Licensing Scheme(ALS) was created and how it works. It is a useful resource for prospective assessors, current assessors and Organisations commisioning assessments.

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September 21, 2023

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Quality Assurance
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HCV-HCSA Assessor Training Course Syllabus (2024)

Successful completion of a High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessor Training Course and High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) Registered Practitioner Course are part of the requirements to become licensed under the HCV Network (HCVN) Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) and lead integrated HCV-HCSA Assessments. This training course counts both as the HCV Assessor Training Course and the HCSA Registered Practitioner course. The course aims to ensure that prospective licensed assessors obtain an adequate level of understanding of ALS procedures and good practice needed to competently lead an integrated HCV-HCSA assessment.

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May 6, 2024

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Learning
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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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Forest Integrity Assessment Tool Briefing Note

This briefing note provides an overview of the Forest Integrity Assessment Tool and gives two examples of how FIA has been used for biodiversity and carbon monitoring.

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Forests
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FIA Tool - Checklist for Moist Forest in the Valdivia Region

Field form with sets of yes/no scoring questions which guide and standardise assessments in moist forests from the Valdivian 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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Principles of the HCV Approach

The Principles of the High Conservation Value (HCV) Approach are designed to provide consistency in the use of the HCV Approach across various contexts, geographies, commodities and scales.

The Principles of the HCV Approach cover nine aspects. Each is framed with short descriptions, which set out what users of the approach should be seeking to achieve in their implementation processes.

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February 29, 2024

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Membership Leaflet

Is your organisation interested in becoming a Member of the HCV Network? This leaflet explains the categories, fees and process for joining.

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December 8, 2023

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Procedure for Combined HCV or HCV-HCSA assessments reports (2023)

This pilot procedure went into effect on 27 December 2019. This procedure will apply to any assessment initiated after this cut-off date. Upon publication of this document, any reports submitted to ALS which contain more than one AOI, and/or multiple development areas will be evaluated according to the longer timeframes published in this procedure. Assessors will be requested to register their on-going or recently completed assessments which started before the cut-off date for this procedure.

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December 30, 2021

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HCV-HCSA Manual update 2023- Summary of proposed changes

This document summarizes the changes from the HCV-HCSA Manual 2017 to the HCV-HCSA Manual 2023

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June 28, 2023

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Terms and Conditions for the HCV Network Assessor Licensing Scheme (2023)

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May 1, 2023

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HCV Screening Guide

HCV Screening: Guidance for identifying and prioritising action for HCVs in jurisdictional and landscape settings 

This document describes a methodology called High Conservation Value (HCV) screening. HCV screening is a desktop exercise that uses the six HCV definitions to characterize the environmental and social aspects of a landscape or jurisdiction. Screening considers: the likelihood that HCVs are present, identifies threats to those HCVs and indicates which values are most at risk. This guidance was first published in April 2019. In 2020 the guidance was updated to incorporate learning and experience from HCVN-coordinated screenings and inputs from other practitioners. HCV screening teams are the primary audience for the document, but it should also be informative for stakeholders involved in screening processes and for those involved in the wider project or initiative in which a screening is being conducted (e.g. government technical staff, NGOs, donors and investors).

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December 30, 2021

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