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WCC 2016 Res 059 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
BirdLife International / United Kingdom
The Nature Conservancy ( TNC ) / United States of America
Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
The Biodiversity Consultancy, University of Santa Barbara, University of Queensland; Intergovernmental Forum on Mining; Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme; KBA Partnership; Biotope
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
IUCN and other organizations are part of the SNAPP Compensatory Conservation team (https://snappartnership.net/teams/compensatory-conservation/), further analyzing the role of Biodiversity Offsets.

IUCN, along with The Biodiversity Consultancy, have generated an online database of national-level biodiversity offsets policy : https://portals.iucn.org/offsetpolicy/ With support from the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, IUCN and TBC also generated an analysis paper - https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/content/documents/understanding_government_biodiversity_offset_policies_in_the_mining_sector_november_2017.pdf.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The lack of dedicated project funds has made IUCN Secretariat engagement ad hoc and periodic.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
A "project plan" and financial resources will go a long way to enhancing the coordination of the many efforts underway on the issues germane to this Resolution.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation