TEC workshop on technologies for adaptation

Date and venue

4 March 2014, Langer Eugen, Bonn, Germany

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In accordance with decision 1/CP.16, the TEC has the function to provide an overview of technological needs and analysis of policy and technical issues related to the development and transfer of technologies for both mitigation and adaptation.  In addition, the TEC is also mandated to seek cooperation with relevant stakeholders and organisations and promote coherence and cooperation across technology activities, including activities under and outside of the Convention.

The TEC identified priority areas and specific topics for collaboration with other relevant institutional arrangements under the Convention, including with the Adaptation Committee (AC). Subsequently, the TEC established a task force on adaptation and agreed to hold a workshop on technologies for adaptation in conjunction with the 8th meeting of the TEC scheduled to be held from 5 to 7 March 2014 in Bonn.


  • Share experiences and lessons learned from the development and implementation of technologies for adaptation, in particular identifying barriers to and enabling environments for the successful implementation of adaptation technologies;
  • Identify potential areas of actions by the TEC and policy recommendations for the TEC to highlight in developing TEC Brief(s) that can help promote and accelerate the development and transfer of technologies for adaptation.




Session I: Roles of technology in adaptation – setting context and expectations