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WCC 2016 Res 043 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Wetlands International / The Netherlands
The Wildlife Trusts ( TWT ) / United Kingdom
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB ) / United Kingdom
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Newcastle University; United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO); Global Peatlands Initiative
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyPreparatory work underway to develop a reporting spreadsheet to be distributed to IUCN National Committees for monitoring progress against the Resolutions recommendations for strategic peatland plans. Promotion of the Resolution through producing an IUCN briefing Peatlands and Climate Change briefing On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Work in preparatory stages so no results yet – we will be reporting results through a summary report produced by the IUCN CEM Peatlands Group, supported by Newcastle University and the Global Peatlands Initiative.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Part of the resolution is seeking to deliver work which is outwith our capabilities or within other commissions due to amendments that were made during the motions process (E.g. Establish a global, legal definition of peatlands). It would be helpful to understand how each of the Commissions implicated in the final resolution text are responsible for monitoring and reporting.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyReporting spreadsheet to record progress on Countries strategic peatland plans to be circulated to IUCN National Committees. Summary document to be produced setting out examples of good practice in Peatland strategies. Promotion of peatlands resolution at a number of international events during 2018.
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