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WCC 2020 Res 033 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Fauna & Flora International ( FFI ) / United Kingdom
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management 2021-2025 (CEM)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Renewable Energy providers, EDF, Equinor, Eni, TotalEnergies, Shell plc,
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
IUCN secretariat has continued the communication of the guidance on mitigating biodiversity impacts associated with wind and solar energy generation. In addition, the IUCN Mediterranean office in 2022 has released guidance on avoiding impacts to wildlife from electricity powerlines. In 2022 we have continued to work with renewable energy companies to provide guidance on best practice towards assessing and mitigating cumulative impacts from renewable energy generation
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The Resolution calls for the repealing of laws and policy that obstruct energy efficiency and renewable energy use and the removal of fossil fuel subsidies, this issue is the responsibility of state members and so far, (especially with the current war in Ukraine), there seems to be limited appetite for repealing such legislation
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
There needs to be a focus on communicating good practice in terms of mitigating impacts on biodiversity from renewable energy generation, this includes case studies and lessons learnt from different approaches
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Additional information