What is Agenda Coherence?
Agenda coherence from a DRM perspective can therefore be described as jointly strengthening resilience through implementing the post-2015 agendas. Processes such as mainstreaming, localisation, harmonisation, integration and alignment can all play a role in this.
However, due to the different priorities and the autonomous nature of the individual agendas, integration will always be partial. At present, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement carry the greatest political weight; the latter is equipped with significantly larger financial resources for implementation. The Sendai Framework and the New Urban Agenda have considerably less political significance. Each agenda sets its own political and financial priorities geared to the visibility of specific issues and the interests of UN organisations.
Greater agenda coherence will not happen automatically; it needs to be consciously promoted. To this end, the UN has set itself an action plan at international level for greater coherence in the interplay between its sub-organisations. The interface between DRM and climate change adaptation is also attracting great interest at regional and national level. The adoption of the Sendai Indicators in the framework for monitoring progress on SDGs 1, 9, 11 and 13 is an example of successful international efforts to achieve greater coherence
In sum, agenda coherence stands for the appropriate, concerted approach of government actors on all levels and in all sectors for implementing the global post-2015 agendas in order to achieve their goals more effectively and more efficiently.