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WCC 2016 Res 061 - Activity Report

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IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020
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In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingMeeting in Cambridge, UK in June 2017 to discuss formation of the Oil Palm Task Force and development of the Situation AnalyssCompleted
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingMeeting in Gland, Switzerland in December 2017 to update IUCN staff about the progress and plans of the Oil Palm Task Force and the upcoming review of the Situation AnalysisCompleted
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingWorkshop in Chania, Greece in October 2017 to draft individual chapters of the Situation AnalysisCompleted
FundraisingThe Task Force's current round of funding will run out in June 2018 and we will need to identify new finding sources to continue our activities. - None -
Scientific/technical activitiesThe development of a Situation Analysis on Oil Palm and Biodiversity as requested in Resolution 061 is ongoing. The report has been drafted by 25 co-authors, including some representatives from IUCN Specialist Groups. The draft report will be distributed for IUCN-wide and external review on December 22nd. Based on that feedback, we will develop a final text of the Situation Analysis by late January 2018. The Situation Analysis should be available online by April 2018.On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
We have conducted two workshops to discuss the development of the Situation Analysis on Oil Palm and Biodiversity and the formation of the Oil Palm Task Force as requested in Resolution 061. The Situation Analysis has been drafted and will be sent out for IUCN-wide and external review on 22 December 2017. The Oil Palm Task Force has been established, terms of reference for membership and advisory committee agreed, and a website established to disseminate Task Force activities (iucn-optf.org).
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingBefore June 18, 2018 the Task Force will convene its third workshop that will build on the finding of the Situation Analysis on Oil Palm and Biodiversity, and set out strategies and key activities for the Task Force in the remainder of the current Quadrennium. Date and location of the workshop remain to be decided.
Scientific/technical activitiesWe will finalize the Situation Analysis on Oil Palm and Biodiversity based on input from the public review process. The plan is to prepare at least the electronic version of the final report and launch it at the RSPO EU-RT in Paris from 23-25 June 2018. We will also seek additional opportunities to promote the report and its message
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