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Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation

Effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning and implementation
 

including for multi-level governance and monitoring and evaluation

 The  technical examination process on adaptation (TEP-A) was established at COP 21 as part of the enhanced action prior to 2020 in the decision adopting the Paris Agreement. The process is organized by the SBSTA and SBI  and conducted by the Adaptation Committee (AC). Each year adaptation areas of particular relevance to Parties and non-Party stakeholders will be addressed.

The umbrella topic for the 2016 TEP-A is ‘’Reducing vulnerability and mainstreaming climate change adaptation, including through the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans”.

As part of the TEP-A, two technical expert meetings on adaptation (TEM-As) are organized at SB 44.  The second TEM-A took place on Wednesday 25 May, room Chamberhall (Plenarsaal). Under the 2016 umbrella topic, this meeting focused on effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning and implementation, including for multi-level governance and monitoring and evaluation.



Provisional agenda
 

9:30 – 9:50   Session 1: Setting the scene

Taking into account the previous day, the objective of this session is to build a common understanding of the meeting’s organization and goals.

Facilitator: Ms. Anne Hammill, IISD

Opening remarks

  • Mr. Don Lemmen, Co-Chair of the Adaptation Committee
  • Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow, Chair of the SBI
  • H.E. Aziz Mekouar, Morocco

9:50 – 11:00   Session 2: Establishing policy frameworks and institutional arrangements

The objectives of this session are to:

  • Bring participants to a shared level of knowledge on the gaps and needs identified as barriers to effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning and implementation;
  • Highlight replicable good practices and options as well as to start identifying opportunities.

Facilitator: Ms. Anne Hammill, IISD

Presentations


11:15 – 13:00  Session 3: Enhancing multilevel governance and monitoring and evaluation

The objectives of the session are to:

  • Examine existing and emerging trends for effective governance and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Identify several opportunities for successful implementation of adaptation action, including catalytic actions and actors.

Break-out group I:  Multilevel governance: regional, national, subnational and local, including stakeholder engagement

Facilitator: Ms. Shyla Raghav, Conservation International

Reporting back from break-out group I:  pdf-icon Multilevel governance: regional, national, subnational and local, including stakeholder engagement (106 kB)

Break-out group II: Monitoring and evaluation

Facilitator: Mr. Juan Hoffmaister, GCF

15:00 – 16:15   Session 4: Opportunities and options for effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements

Following a reporting back from the break-out groups, this session seeks to identify, through interactive discussions, a set of opportunities for enhancing effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning and implementation, including replicable good practices, support, and partnerships.

Facilitator: Ms. Anne Hammill, IISD

16:15 – 16:30   Session 5: Closing.