Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A)

Objective of the Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A)

The Paris Agreement established the technical examination process on adaptation to promote enhanced action prior to 2020. The UNFCCC technical expert meetings (TEMs) on adaptation are at the core of this process. The TEP-A is taking place during 2016-2020 and its objective is to identify concrete opportunities for strengthening resilience, reducing vulnerabilities, and increasing the understanding and implementation of adaptation actions.

The four key functions of the TEP-A

(a) Facilitating the sharing of good practices, experiences and lessons learned;

(b) Promoting cooperative action on adaptation;

(c) Identifying actions, including actions that could enhance economic diversification and have mitigation co-benefits;

(d) Identifying opportunities to strengthen enabling environments and enhance the provision of support for adaptation in the context of specific policies, practices and actions.

The outcomes

The event is organised jointly by the Subsidiary Bodies, the Adaptation Committee and guided by the High Level Climate Champions. It comprises annual technical expert meetings, an annual technical paper and an annual summary for policymakers . The summary for policymakers feeds into the annual high‐level event that builds on the Lima‐Paris Action Agenda and will be held in conjunction with the COP until 2020.

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