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The meeting includes reporting on GPAP and WCPA activities, discussion and decisions on important upcoming events and initiatives, review of the GPAP Intersessional Programme, and discussion and decisions on WCPA directions and priorities for the upcoming year.
Welcome participants and record apologies/adopt agenda It was noted that Deputy Chair Julia Miranda had not been able to attend because of the inauguration of a new Minister of the Environment in Colombia.
The WCPA Steering Committee meets once a year at a location decided by the Committee, and normally at the invitation of WCPA members in one of the IUCN regions or sub-regions.
The meeting is limited to Steering Committee members, with Task Force and Specialist Group members and others invited at the Chair’s discretion.
A full list of those attending the meeting is obtainable here: Participants’ List Participants at the WCPA SC Meeting 2016 were welcomed by the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic at their offices.
IUCN and WCPA expressed their appreciation to the Ministry of Environment and to IUCN Councillor Michael Hošek for their welcome and support for the organization of the Steering Committee.
The meeting was delighted to welcome Mr Jan Čeřovský, a long-standing member of WCPA.
Their presentations are hyperlinked below, including some that were submitted by email.MARKET PLACE AND SPEED DATING BRIEFING Several rounds of small group discussions took place for the rest of the day, as thematic clusters representing themes of the WPC met with representatives of each region. A compilation of the proposals from the six working groups is presented as Annex 1.Please see the report: WCPA Chair Report All 2015 technical reports from VCs, SGs and TFs are available on the website at Technical Reports The major part of the discussion concerned the draft IUCN Programme 2017-2020.It was noted that the draft would be presented for approval to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September and that GPAP/WCPA would submit a draft work programme consistent with the three focal areas of the new IUCN programme following further consultation with the Steering Committee.
Review of Promise of Sydney document Penny outlined the document that had been produced and circulated in advance of the meeting.
WCPA Promise of Sydney document The meeting NOTED that this document would be helpful in defining WCPA’s priorities based on recommendations from the WPC, for inclusion in the joint work programme.