INCREASING COHERENCE IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
This short course introduces and outlines some of the key concepts, opportunities, and challenges for enhancing and integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Whereas international agreements such as the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction provide a framework for both fields, there is a lot of work left to integrate them and ensure coherence. The first lesson provides an initial overview, whereas the second and third videos dive into the opportunities and challenges to pursue integrated approaches.
Integrating adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework
This lesson provides an overview of the case for pursuing an integrated approach to climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk reduction. Starting with a synopsis of each individual agenda, the lesson discusses what integration may look like, its potential benefits, and efforts to date to incorporate various frameworks.
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation, SDGs and Disaster Risk Reduction
This lesson highlights several opportunities to pursue policy integration and options to support the implementation of joint activities. Given the potential benefits of integrated approaches to adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk reduction, the lesson notes how many countries have begun to take practical steps within their individual contexts.
Challenges posed by policy integration and options to support integration, including through national adaptation plans.
This lesson discusses three types of challenges that have arisen while seeking an integrated approach to climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk reduction: coordination and coherence, access to data and information, and access to support. The lesson explores various options to effectively address these challenges.