WCC 2016 Res 038 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences ( BC, CAS ) / China
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Institute for Zoology - Academia Sinica (they list themselves as an IUCN constituent, but their name does not seem to be in the list of IUCN members)
Implémentation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Capacity-building
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Field activities
Fundraising
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The resolution calls for the establishment of a global programme dealing with products that are produced in and around protected areas using sustainable methods. To date the focus of the resolution has been in China where the concept originated, and there have been some very good results including an expanding range of products being marketed, meetings bringing together practitioners, the development of guidance, and some research to investigate the existence of similar programmes elsewhere in the world.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
It was not possible to conclude with the establishment of a Specialist Group on this topic under the auspices of the WCPA. TORs were prepared, and considered by the WCPA EXCO, but the proposed changes were not applied, and so there has not been much further interaction with WCPA. WCPA suggested undertaking some research globally, to reflect on the diversity of practice, several workshops have been held in China to bring people together, but the scope of the application of the resolution remains restricted to China.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
The reports describe the possibility of a network of practitioners being established with global coverage and this seems a good way to go.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes