WCC 2016 Res 039 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Bundesamt für Naturschutz ( BfN ) / Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ( GIZ ) / Germany
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales ( SEMARNAT ) / Mexico
US Department of the Interior (National Park Service) / United States of America
George Wright Society ( GWS ) / United States of America
Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) / United States of America
US Department of the Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service) ( FWS ) / United States of America
Fiji Department of Environment / Fiji
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology / Solomon Islands
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications (MEIDECC) ( MEIDECC ) / Tonga
Ministry of Climate Change, Meteorology, Natural Disaster, Environment and Energy / Vanuatu
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
CBD; UNDP; BIOPAMA; CSIRO; Flanders Environment Agency; University of Queensland
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Key achievements, in alignment with the 'Promise of Sydney' recommendations on climate change, have included: (i) highlighting the role of protected areas in the climate action plans/nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that countries were required to submit under the Paris Climate Change Agreement such as, for example, done by Mexico; (ii) the publication of specific IUCN guidance for protected area managers and planners on how protected areas can be made more resilient to climate change; and (iii) the efforts by member states including in (but not limited to) the Oceania region, as reported in the activity report, to build marine spatial plans/marine protected area networks, inter alia, for enhancing their resilience to climate change.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Greater resource availability can help improve the work done in this area
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
The above work will need to be continued and built upon further
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: