[LINK] Certification and Biodiversity – How Voluntary Certification Standards Impact Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods

policy-matters-issue-21In Policy Matters 2016: Certification And Biodiversity

This issue of Policy Matters provides insights for policy makers, NGOs, certification organizations, the private sector, and the general public about the impacts of voluntary certification standards (VCS) on biodiversity and human livelihoods. In line with IUCN’s vision of “a just world that values and conserves nature” contributions specifically address the role of voluntary certification in conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity as it is defined in the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The overall aim of this issue is to describe and evaluate key elements of VCS that protect and enhance biodiversity and human livelihoods.

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