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WCC 2020 Res 096 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Cambridge Office
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyIUCN Secretariat/DG has engaged with IUCN members and others on the discussions on the invasive alien species target for the Post 2020 GBF, including through its Position Statements for SBSTTA/OEWG that the target should include the need to control or eradicate invasive alien species ... fociusing on priority species and priority sites. IUCN also called for supporting documentation for the target that stresses the need that the identification of ‘priority sites’ acknowledges the vulnerability and susceptibility of islands. IUCN DG have also set out how they can support countries in addressing IAS in line with international commitments through the Global Species Action Plan. On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesIUCN DG have supported the SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group, in particular through the formation of the EICAT Unit (joint IUCN and ISSG body), to publish IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) assessments on the IUCN Global Invasive Species Database. IUCN DG alongside SSC, and Red List Partners have also continued to assess species extinction risk and threats posed by invasive alien species on its IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The IAS Target of the Global Biodiversity Framework is still under discussion, however the current wording going into CBD COP 15 is very much in line with IUCN position. THe Global Species Action Plan also has a strong section on the actions that need to be taken by countries to tackle IAS and also what support can be provided by IUCN. The IUCN SSC ISSG Global Invasive Species Database has now integrated the IUCN EICAT assessment framework and is displaying the first batch of global EICAT assessments.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Resource mobilisiation to support policy engagement and support for the ISSG for EICAT assessments. We have partly overcome these through alignment of current project activities.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyIUCN Secretariat/DG to continue engagement with GBF P2020 dicsussions and support parties in implementing actions to meet the invasive species target.
Scientific/technical activitiesIUCN Secretariat/DG to continue to support ISSG in the application of EICAT
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