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Expert meeting
Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation Enhancing the implementation of adaptation action


10:30 - 17:30


Chamber hall (Plenarsaal)


World Conference Center





with emphasis on gaps, needs, challenges, options and opportunities for implementation on the ground; means of implementation, including for the improvement of climate information services and understanding of scientific information at the national level; and good practices for reducing vulnerability

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 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 first TEM-A took place on Tuesday 24 May, WCCB, room Chamberhall (Plenarsaal). Under the 2016 umbrella topic, this meeting focused on enhancing the implementation of adaptation action.


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

The objectives of this session are to introduce the TEP-A, including its objectives and umbrella theme for 2016, as well as the 2016 TEMs-A, including their organization and envisaged outcomes.

Facilitator: Ms. Farhana Yamin, Track 0 and Chatham House

Opening remarks

  • Ms. Minpeng Chen, Co-Chair of the Adaptation Committee

  • Mr. Carlos Fuller, Chair of the SBSTA 

  • H.E. Laurence Tubiana, High-level Champion, France

Special intervention (76 kB) by H.E. Mr. Hussein Alfa Nafo on behalf of the Africa Group

9:50 – 11:00   Session 2: Implementing adaptation

The objectives of this session are to:

  • Bring participants to a shared level of knowledge on the gaps and needs identified as barriers to the implementation of adaptation action;

  • Highlight replicable good practices and options as well as to start identifying opportunities.

Facilitator: Ms. Farhana Yamin, Track 0 and Chatham House


11:15 – 13:00   Session 3: Enhancing adaptation action and support

The objectives of this break-out group session are to:

  • Examine existing and emerging means of implementation and decision-making support;

  • Identify opportunities for successful implementation of adaptation action, including as they relate to catalytic actions and actors.

- Information contribution by CTCN on enhancing adaptation action and support

Break-out group I: Providing financial, technology and capacity-building support

Facilitator: Mr. Alvin Chandra, Caritas

Panel presentations

Break-out group II: Supporting decision-making

Facilitator: Ms. Meghan Doherty, ND Gain

Panel presentations

15:00 – 16:15   Session 4: Opportunities and options for accelerating the implementation of adaptation action

Following a reporting back from the break-out groups, this session seeks to identify, through interactive discussions, a set of opportunities for accelerating implementation of adaptation action, including replicable good practices, support, and partnerships.

Facilitator: Ms. Farhana Yamin, Track 0 and Chatham House

16:15 – 16:30   Session 5: Closing.


Mandated event