New policy brief: “Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Introduction to Alignment”

This is the first in a series of briefs by the NAP Global Network and GIZ focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. These represent key national policy processes that can advance climate-resilient development by facilitating systematic consideration of climate change in decision-making. At the country level, national governments are working to operationalize the commitments under these agendas. They are country-led, context-specific policy processes that elaborate how individual governments, in collaboration with civil society and private sector stakeholders, will contribute to achieving the global goals set out in the various agendas.  Alignment of these different processes can increase coherence, efficiency and effectiveness towards development outcomes that are resilient and sustainable.

Many countries recognize the value of aligning relevant policy processes; however, they struggle to understand what it looks like in practice and how it can be achieved. This introductory brief aims to increase understanding of the concept of alignment for climate-resilient development at the country level.

Key Messages of this policy brief:

  • Alignment of country-level policy processes under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction can help to advance climate-resilient development.
  • Alignment can increase coherence, efficiency and effectiveness in country policy processes for improved outcomes.
  • At the global level, these agendas share objectives to strengthen resilience, build adaptive capacity and reduce vulnerability to climate change and disasters, creating a strong rationale for alignment.
  • The approach to alignment will differ depending on the particular country context.
  • Progress on alignment may follow a continuum from informal to systematic.

Read the first overview brief here. Also available as Alignment Brief – French and Alignment Brief – Spanish

 

 

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