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 TEP-A will seek to identify concrete opportunities for strengthening resilience, reducing vulnerabilities, and increasing the understanding and implementation of adaptation actions. The process is organized by the SBSTA and SBI and conducted by the Adaptation Committee (AC). Each year topics of particular relevance to Parties and non-Party stakeholders will be addressed.
The topic for the 2017 TEP-A is "Integrating climate change adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction".
As part of the TEP-A, a technical expert meeting on adaptation (TEM-A) is being organized for SB 46, taking place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday, 17th May respectively in WCCB, Chamber Hall Plenary.