WCC 2016 Rec 112 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
University of the South Pacific ( USP ) / Fiji
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications (MEIDECC) ( MEIDECC ) / Tonga
IUCN Commissions: 
No Commissions are/have been involved
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Auckland University of Technology
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Field activities
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Tidal power assessments have taken place in Tonga and Sea Water Temperature differentials have been collected in Tuvalu, both for University research to generate relevant publications for the deployment of novel energy generation systems and emission reduction measures.

The Tuvalu report has been finalized and may be found attached.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Lack of support from the Council, and Global Secretariat (beyond the Oceania Regional Office) to support energy-related initiatives has continued to inhibit the ability of the Climate Change Mitigation & Risk Reduction Programme to expand its programme.

At the activity level, implementation of projects is often hampered by the capacity strains placed on government focal points and other stakeholders in the Oceania Region.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Additional support is still required to upscale projects and technical assistance in the Oceania Region should be committed, and the previous decade of the work programme should be drawn upon to replicate involvement of IUCN in safeguarding biodiversity and valuing ecosystems in the energy sector globally.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: 
No