WCC 2016 Res 069 - Progress Report

General information
Period covered: 
2018
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
No other Members are/have been involved
IUCN Commissions: 
Commission on Ecosystems Management 2013-2016 (CEM)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), Friends of EbA network, AfD
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Capacity-building
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Following the resolution, capacity building through over 20 events has taken place across the secretariat and in partnership with CEM. Meetings to raise awareness (EU parliament, key donors such as Japan Biodiversity Fund and AfD, implementing partners of PEDRR partnership, Friends of EbA, etc.). NbS has been advocated for during the UNFCCC and CBD COP, California Climate Summit, HLF on SDGs in New York and UNCCCD.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Most members and partners are reluctant to engage unless there is funding. We offer to work together to jointly fundraise. Also, it is being seen as yet another new concept, important to link back to decades of projects that have been doing NbS and clarify that this articulation was missing in the past. Defining/articulating a practice into a concept helps with mainstreaming, scaling up and recognition.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Development of a standard which is in progress and further programming of NbS in IUCN's and members' programme of work.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes