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HCSA Presenting at the 25th UN Climate Change Conference COP25

The High Carbon Stock Approach, a Nature-Based Solution (NBS) contributor will present at the ‘Land Use Action Event: Maximizing the contribution of the land use sector to a 1.5°C climate neutral and resilient world – Topic 3 Supply chains and food systems’ organised by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Grant Rosoman, a HCSA Executive Committee member will be presenting how HCSA acts as an NBS. For more information on how HCSA is an NBS contributor and can contribute to climate change solutions, please refer here.

Session: ‘Land Use Action Event: Maximizing the contribution of the land use sector to a 1.5°C climate neutral and resilient world – Topic 3 Supply chains and food systems’

Date: 6 December 2019

Time: 3 – 6 PM (Session time: 4:20 – 4:50 PM)

Venue: TBC

New HCSA SG Member: Ferrero

The HCSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce HCSA’s newest Steering Group member, Ferrero Trading Lux SA.

Ferrero is amongst the market leaders of the confectionery sector and is one of the largest groups in the global chocolate confectionery market. It has 25 production plants as well as agricultural companies in multiple countries and its products are present and sold throughout the world. Product freshness and of the highest quality, careful selection of the finest raw materials, sustainable agricultural practices and continuous research and innovation are some of the key elements of Ferrero’s success.

Ferrero came on board as a HCSA commodity user company member on 30 October 2019. For more information, see their website www.ferrero.com.

Vacancy – HCSA ICLUP Consultant

The HCSA is looking for an ICLUP Consultant to work with HCSA’s Protection Working Group to develop guidance and quality assurance recommendations for ICLUP development for the HCSA.

For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Thank you.

Vacancies

The HCSA is looking for a GIS Expert and a Grievance Mechanism Consultant to support HCSA’s workstream on establishing a monitoring platform and grievance mechanism respectively. The HCSA is also looking for an HCS Forest and HCV Area Restoration Consultant to support the HCSA’s restoration technical working group (RTWG) in developing technical guidance for a HCSA toolkit restoration module or other supporting documentation.

For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September 2019. Thank you.

Call for Tenders: HCS Forest and HCV Area Restoration Consultant

The HCSA is looking for an expert consultant to support the HCSA’s restoration technical working group (RTWG) in developing technical guidance for a HCSA toolkit restoration module or other supporting documentation. For more information, download the description on the role here.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September. Thank you.

Vacancy: HCSA GIS Expert & Call for tenders: HCSA Grievance Mechanism Consultant

The HCSA is looking for a GIS Expert and a Grievance Mechanism Consultant to support HCSA’s workstream on establishing a monitoring platform and grievance mechanism respectively. For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September 2019. Thank you.

New HCSA SG Member: Barry Callebaut

The HCSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce HCSA’s newest Steering Group member, Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG.

Barry Callebaut operates 59 factories worldwide, selling its products to 140 countries and serving the entire food industry, from global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate. The Group’s business can be separated into three product groups, namely; food manufacturers products, gourmet and specialties products and cocoa products. Barry Callebaut is implementing the HCS Approach in cocoa origin countries, particularly as a founding signatory of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, and in the context of other raw materials it sources (e.g. palm oil).

Barry Callebaut came on board as a HCSA commodity user company member on 24 July 2019. For more information, see their website https://www.barry-callebaut.com.

Call for Tenders: Technical Assistance on Finalising Guidance for and Application of HCSA Social Requirements

The HCSA is calling for tenders for consultancy services to provide technical assistance on finalising guidance for and application of the Social Requirements (SRs) of the HCSA, which will run from July 2019 to June 2020.

For a list of expected activities, required qualifications, experience, skills and abilities, please download the tender document here.

For a copy of the HCSA Social Requirements, the HCSA SRs Implementation Guide and the SRs Work Plan for 2019-2020, please contact info@highcarbonstock.org.

Tender proposals should be submitted to info@highcarbonstock.org by
Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 5.30pm (Kuala Lumpur time).

For all queries relating to this tender please also contact info@highcarbonstock.org.

HCS Approach Steering Group holds technical workshop on integrating HCS, HCV and FPIC

There is growing support from diverse land use sectors for the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach as a practical, effective tool for breaking the link between deforestation and the production of commodities such as palm oil.

In practice, many stakeholders have raised questions about how to integrate the HCS Approach with other well established tools such as the High Conservation Value (HCV) approach, as well as procedures for ensuring Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of affected communities.

Recognising that each methodology has its own specific identity, lens and purpose, a technical workshop was held in Bogor, Indonesia on the 8-9th of May 2015 under the auspices of the HCS Approach Steering Group. The workshop convened a small group of experienced practitioners who implement these procedures, to build technical consensus around how they could be integrated procedurally in cases where all three are required in the same site.

The specific objectives of the workshop were:

  • To reach a mutual understanding of the term ‘integration’ in this case
  • To agree on the value of clear procedural guidance for integrating the processes
  • To identify the overlaps, differences and synergies of each process
  • To frame a draft procedure for integrating their principles and methodologies.

A range of participants attended the workshop from different backgrounds including, non-government organisations, private sector organisations, and technical assessors of HCV and HCS.

A set of draft guidance notes for consultation will be completed by August 2015.

A Summary Report of the HCS HCV and FPIC Integration Workshop is available.

Additional available documents and materials include: the Workshop Concept Note, Programme, Briefing Note , a Presentation on FPIC, and a series of graphical representations of the workshop.

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