WCC 2016 Rec 102 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand / New Zealand
Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand ( ECO ) / New Zealand
Department of Conservation / New Zealand
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN WCPA Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force 2017-2020 ()
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The IUCN Secretariat proposed further guidance on the interpretation of Recc 102, and submitted this to Council, which referred it back for further development, so no general guidance was adopted in 2019. There have been several requests for interpretation when activities have been proposed that would invoke the provisions of this recommendation.

The IUCN Secretariat has also advocated for the inclusion of a requirement for no go in all protected areas in the following process:
a. Responsible Steel (outcome: version 1 of the standard is out and the Standard will not certify any steel making site in any protected area, Ramsar site, World Heritage site or KBA)
b. Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (outcome: the revision that will start in 2020 now includes the proposal of a no go in all protected areas with few exceptions)

IUCN Secretariat and partners have successfully applied for a WCC Forum event on the success and remaining challenges of setting a No Go in protected areas, and has initiated discussion about no-go with energy utilities engaged with IUCN in developing Guidelines for solar and wind developments.

In New Zealand, IUCN NGO and State members have used the recommendation as a basis for discussion controversial decisions to designate protected areas that m may not accord with the recommendation, or when activities have been proposed in protected areas that would be in conflict. In some cases this has resulted in further discussion and deliberation.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The recommendation has clearly stated a set of principles that is becoming a reference point for discussions on related activities. There is a need for further guidance for members, other organisations and the secretariat to fully implement the resolution. A start has been made on this.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Elaborate further guidance on the implementation of the resolutions
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)
Are these actions planned for yet: