In 2015, the global community adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); all of which have substantial areas of overlap and clear convergence of objectives related to strengthening resilience, fostering sustainable development and reducing vulnerability to climate change and disasters.
The global agendas provide the overarching frame for guiding national policy efforts on DRM, CCA and SDGs, as national governments are working to operationalize the commitments under these international agreements. Within countries, a number of policy processes and strategies have been established under these global agendas. These include National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), strategies to achieve the SDGs and DRR strategies. Building strategic linkages and coordinating actions of the policy processes will likely maximize the outcome of related goals, increase the effectiveness of different actions and enable smart use of resources.
To date, the research on good examples of coherent policy processes under different agendas is limited. This webinar aimed at NAP teams, DRR practitioners and other stakeholders interested in getting started on aligning different policy processes by identifying enabling factors and learn about first efforts and good practices from country examples.
In particular, this webinar:
- Provides background on the rationale for alignment and where the different global agendas connect
- Presents national approaches to coherence in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management
- Explores how the NAP process can be aligned with obligations countries have under other agendas
- Discusses the role of development cooperation in supporting coherence
You can watch a recording and review the webinar’s presentations below.
The webinar agenda was:
- Introduction and moderation | Christian Ledwell, NAP Global Network
- Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development | Anika Terton, NAP Global Network
- Common Ground between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework – National Approaches | Nicolina Lamhauge, OECD
- Lessons on Alignment from Nepal’s Experience | Dr. Maheshwar Dhakal, Chief, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal
- Lessons on Alignment from the NAP Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) in Bhutan | Ugyen Dorji and Netra Sharma, UNDP Bhutan
About the NAP Global Network | Christian Ledwell, NAP Global Network
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development | Anika Terton, NAP Global Network
Lessons on Alignment from the NAP Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) in Bhutan | Ugyen Dorji and Netra Sharma, UNDP Bhutan
Common Ground between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework – National Approaches | Nicolina Lamhauge, OECD
Policy Alignment for Climate Resilient Development in Nepal | Maheshwar DHAKAL, Chief, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Forests and Environment, and Basanta PAUDEL, Nepal
About the NAP Global Network’s Webinar Series
The NAP Global Network’s webinar series provides an online forum for sharing lessons and experiences that are emerging as countries progress through their NAP processes. Each webinar addresses a specific technical topic related to national adaptation planning through presentations of countries’ experiences, relevant research and guidance, and opportunities for discussion by participants.
Watch recordings and read presentations from our previous webinars:
- Advancing National Adaptation Planning: Engaging the private sector in the process
- Linking National and Sub-national Adaptation: Vertical integration in NAP processes
- Unlocking NAP Finance: Methodologies for adaptation project formulation
- Strategies for financing NAP implementation
- Sector Integration in the NAP Process
- Vertical Integration in NAP Processes: Linking national and sub-national adaptation
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the NAP Process
- Domestic Finance for the NAP process
- International Public Finance for the NAP Process
- Gender-Responsive NAP Processes
Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)