Resilience across the post-2015 frameworks: towards coherence
This working paper summarises findings and recommendations from an analysis of resilience across the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (the Paris Agreement) and the World Humanitarian Summit framework (WHS). The aim of this work is to help those working on building resilience – from policy-makers to community leaders and technical experts – to understand how resilience features in the frameworks and what the opportunities are for a more coherent agenda as the promised actions are implemented.
The working paper provides readers with a summary of the processes leading to the final framework texts, transcripts of the frameworks themselves, and analysis of the points of coalescence and tension. The paper presents the following key messages:
1. 'Resilience’ features in all of the four major post-2015 frameworks on development, climate, disasters and humanitarian issues;
2. Resilience provides a useful umbrella under which to address the range of hazards and risks that a country or community might face;
3. Coordinating actions taken to deliver against each framework can also help to avoid duplication, maximise gains and manage trade-offs between different risks and goals; and
4. Greater institutional incentives are needed to reinforce coherence on resilience across the agreements, particularly among UN agencies and national governments.