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WCC 2012 Res 095 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Regional Office for South America
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
Meso and South America
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
EcoCiencia, Fundación Ecuatoriana de Estudios Ecológicos / Ecuador
Instituto de Montaña-Asociación Instituto Andino de Montaña ( IdM ) / Peru
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ( MREMH ) / Ecuador
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental ( SPDA ) / Peru
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2013-2016 (CEM)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingA regional workshop with 53 representatives of South America was put in place in Quito in October 2013.
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
A regional workshop with 53 representatives of South America was put in place in Quito in October 2013. The regional workshop aimed to implement the two main request of the Resolution no. 95 that calls the institutions and agencies of the national States to promote the research, recovery and use of traditional knowledge and practices as a strategy for adaptation to climate change and to include it in their public policies; and to work with CEM to ensure traditional knowledge to be included in the comprehensive inventory of tools to combat climate change. The workshop convoked an ample diversity of experts and had a very rich interchange of knowledge about this topic.
A publication – “Sabiduría y Adaptación” – has been produced out of the technical reflections of the implementation of the project “Climate change, change you can too” as well as the regional workshop. This book collects thoughts of the links between adaptation to climate change and traditional knowledge. This book collects reflections from diverse technical fields of knowledge making recommendations of what should be taken into account when generating policies for climate change.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
The regional workshop was successfully put in place. The recommendations drawn by the regional workshop are part of the book “Sabiduría y Adaptación” has been widely distributed in the region. The secretariat has distributed the book to all the public agencies and key stakeholders related to climate change and traditional knowledge in the region.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: