WCC 2016 Res 086 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Office fédéral de l'environnement ( OFEV FOEN ) / Switzerland
Wildlife Conservation Society ( WCS ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020 (CEM)
IUCN Commission on Education and Communication 2017-2020 (CEC)
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2017-2020 (CEESP)
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law 2017-2020 (WCEL)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Synchronicity Earth
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Fundraising
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Establishment of IUCN Synthetic Biology and Biodiversity Conservation Task Force, and appointment of its Chair, under the authority of all six IUCN Commissions and the IUCN DG, as per reports from https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46984 and https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/47270. The comments from IUCN Members https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/47322 are well-noted, and result from the timelag in establishment of the taskforce. With the taskforce now established, priorities are (a) drafting, Union-wide and public peer review, revision, and publication of the mandated assessment; and then (b) Union-wide consultation (eg through the 2019 Regional Conservation Fora) and drafting of the mandated policy, for consideration by Council and ultimately the 2020 WCC.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Importance of coordination and synergy with other ongoing processes on synthetic biology and biodiversity conservation eg CBD AHTEGs
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Drafting, Union-wide & public peer review, revision, and publication of the mandated assessment; followed by development of draft IUCN policy, Union-wide consultation on this eg at the 2019 Regional Conservation Fora, submission of final draft to Council and thence to 2020 WCC
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes