WCC 2016 Res 069 - Progress Report

General information
Period covered: 
2017
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
World Wide Fund for Nature - International ( WWF ) / Switzerland
The Nature Conservancy ( TNC ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020 (CEM)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
European Union, Government of Estonia
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Fundraising
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Leveraging the positive relations built with European Commission, IUCN secretariat has further strengthened linkages with European Commission, Government of France (who have contributed core funding for the development of the NbS standards), Government of Estonia while it had the presidency for EU and 4 consortia working on EU Horizon 20:20 proposal submissions. In this process building awareness, assuming and strengthening IUCN's leadership in further defining and trail blazing NbS, globally. Various internal knowledge sharing, email exchanges and capacity building activities have been carried out to build secretariat's knowledge and understanding of NbS so that they can cope with the demands being created for NbS, in this process.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The main challenge is to keep up with the rapidly increasing demands from members and partners for information, collaborations and networking due to limited resources. Various initiatives are in the pipeline and under way to better resource IUCN secretariat and commissions to stay in the lead. Also, need support and engagement from the global communications team for IUCN to create an NbS page and consolidate its work on NbS which is right now spread across global programmes and regions.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Progress in the development of the NbS standards, identifying strategic opportunities to bring the NbS agenda into policy and implementation from local to global levels.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes