September 26, 2011
The Global Conservation Standard is based on a holistic approach on land use in the context of local development. The Conservation Credit Units are quantified on the basis of carbon stocks in vegetation. They are the starting point for bringing in capacity
and technology from a wide array of choices, such as agroforestry, intensified food production, land reclamation and erosion control, the production of agro-fuels, composting, watershed protection and wastewater treatment, or eco-tourism. The aim is to empower
the rural sector and to substantially reduce the existing pressure on the land and water resources.
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