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REDD+ co-benefits and the HCV concept

C Stewart, A Lindhe, A Cura | 2010 | Proforest

This document summarises an investigation into the use of a widely used conservation priority-setting and management framework, known as the High Conservation Value (HCV) concept, to support responsible REDD+ programmes. The report has two main aims: Firstly, to understand how some of the major global or international REDD+ initiatives address social and biodiversity ‘co-benefits’, and how REDD+ initiatives could affect biodiversity and the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. Secondly, to review how the HCV concept could be used as a tool for implementing REDD+ programmes and projects, in order to ensure that these maximise the social and biodiversity co-benefits of REDD.