WCC 2016 Res 066 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
No hay otros Miembros que hayan participado
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
University of Oxford, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
In Collaboration with SSC Species Monitoring Specialist Group and Oxford University, we have started to work on a DECISION-SUPPORT FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE CORPORATE BIODIVERSITY ACCOUNTABILITY. The concept note developed in 2017 will serve as the starting point to engage businesses that have indicated needs for measuring and valuing nature in their business activities. The aim of this project is to improve the context for corporate biodiversity accountability to account for impacts and dependencies of business on biodiversity and report these to different stakeholders through the use of robust biodiversity indicators relevant to the purpose. The project will therefore provide guidance for businesses as well as conservation practionners who work with the private sector to identify or develop robust and relevant biodiversity indicators for different corporate biodiversity accountability purposes through the following objectives: i) To identify and define the corporate biodiversity accountability approaches; that is the various business needs for measuring, monitoring and reporting on biodiversity which would require the use of biodiversity indicators. ii) To match each need with known robust and relevant approaches based on private and public sector examples, and best-practice principles of indicator development from conservation science. iii) To identify knowledge gaps for certain corporate biodiversity accountability objectives/scales/audiences, where methodologies to develop indicators currently do not exist. iv) To outline a decision-support framework that presents the above in a useful format to guide companies and conservation organisations in the selection of the most appropriate approach based on the specific need. Collect principles for developing biodiversity indicators.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Lack of dedicated funding
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
In 2018 we will conduct a survey of businesses to validate the 20+ needs for measuring we have identified so far and we will then convene a face to face meeting to discuss the results. The results will be captured in an IUCN report highlighting what are the existing systems that are recommended to address the different needs for monitoring and reporting which need the use of biodiversity indicators . Furthermore a proposal for the development of additional frameworks will be developed.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Are these actions planned for yet: