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WCC 2016 Res 043 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
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/UNEP
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: 
Implementation of this resolution is being led by the IUCN UK National Committee's Peatland Programme and the CEM Peatland thematic group. As reported in the activity report submitted, it is still at the early stages of its implementation. Two key contributions to date are: (i) the publication of the IUCN issues brief on Peatlands and Climate Change, which was launched at UNFCCC COP23 to draw attention to the key contribution of this ecosystem towards addressing climate change, and (ii) IUCN's joining the Global Peatlands Initiative, a multi-partner initiative led by UNEP to save peatlands as the world’s largest terrestrial organic carbon stock and to prevent it being emitted into the atmosphere.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Implementation of certain elements will require collaboration with other commissions referred to in the resolution (e.g. WCEL on legal aspects/preparation of draft legislation), the modalities of which will need to be worked out.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
As mentioned in the activity report, putting in place a system to assess progress of countries in relation to national peatland strategies
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Additional information