Agenda Coherence

What is Agenda Coherence?

We define agenda coherence - with respect to the implementation of global agendas - as concerted state action in all relevant sectors and at all relevant levels in order to achieve both common and respective goals of all agendas more efficiently and effectively.
The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role…
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger…
The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and for the first time brings all nations into a common cause to undertake…
The New Urban Agenda was adopted at the Habitat III Conference (10/2016) and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in December…

How is Agenda Coherence implemented in Germany?

Learn more about coherence as the process of joint and integrated policy making at the interface of Sustainable Development, Adaptation to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Lessons learned from a cross-project collaboration to analyze the implementation of global agendas in Germany.

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Agenda Coherence from a DRM Persepctive

Agenda coherence can 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.

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 efficiently.

To find out more about agenda coherence, take a look at our summary of the OECD report on the common ground between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework.

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