COP21 requested the secretariat to prepare annually a technical paper on opportunities to enhance adaptation action, as well as options to support their implementation. The paper is to be prepared on the basis of technical expert meetings on adaptation (TEM-A) that are being organized as part of the 2016–2020 technical examination process (TEP-A).
This technical paper provides an initial exploration of opportunities and options for reducing vulnerability and mainstreaming climate change adaptation, including through the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans as identified by Parties and non-Party stakeholders through their practical experiences. It is primarily based on discussions held at the TEMs on adaptation, which took place on 24 and 25 May 2016 in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the forty-fourth sessions of the subsidiary bodies. The paper is intended to contribute to the understanding of how good practices and lessons learned can lay the foundation for the enhanced implementation of pre-2020 adaptation actions and beyond.