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WCC 2016 Res 058 - Progress Report

General information
Period covered: 
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit / The Netherlands
World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD ) / Switzerland
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Natural Capital Coalition, EU Horizon 2020
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Four main areas of development this year with regard to this resolution:
1. Natural Capital regional consultation
Support was provided by the Dutch government to advance the Natural regional consultation with the creation of an initial survey and technical report as an input document for a dialogue at the various upcoming Regional Conservation Fora. The online survey prepared in 2018 has been launched in February 2019.
2. Natural Capital Government dialogue - What, Why and How
This efforts was continued in 2018 and a final document produced (see attached) after an extensive consultation process that culminated at the Natural Capital Week in Paris in November 2018. This document contains over 50 examples of government best practices that show that many governments already do act on natural capital.
3. Biodiversity supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol
Under the leadership of the Conservation Cambridge Initiative the supplement that highlights the importance of biodiversity is being developed. However the funding is not yet secured for the next phase of the supplement development.
4. We Value Nature
An new campaign, financed by the EU Horizon 2020 started in November 2018 over the next 3 years, has been launched to substantially increase the uptake of natural capital approaches by business and identify the key obstacles and barriers to be addressed. This effort will mainly focus on providing capacity building, networking and exchange opportunities but ultimately to create a networks of networks in this space. IUCN is working together with WBCSD; Oppla and the ICEAW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales) as well as the Natural Capital Coalition.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Some activities did progress in 2018 but direct funding was only secured late in 2018 but now several additional initiatives as described above have started.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
With support of the two Councillors and the regional directors of IUCN ensure a dialogue at the Regional Conservation Fora do take place on this topic.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
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