Common Ground Between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
Countries are faced with the growing challenge of managing increasing risks from climate
change and climate variability, putting development and the achievement of the Sustainable
Development Goals at risk. The adoption in 2015 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster
Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement on climate change provides a clear mandate
for increased coherence in countries’ approaches to climate and disaster risk reduction.
Countries increasingly recognise the benefits of improved coherence between the two
policy areas, exemplified by the number of countries that either have developed joint
strategies or put in place processes that facilitate co-ordination.
Informed by the country approaches of Ghana, Peru and the Philippines, in addition
to a review of relevant literature, this report examines the potential for increased
coherence in approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction across
levels of government and sectors. It identifies ways in which government officials,
development co-operation and other stakeholders can support efforts to further enhance
coherence between the two policy areas, not only in the three case study countries,
but also those in other countries as well as providers of development co-operation.
Published on April 20, 2020