Policy-Coherence Between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Intergovernmental Processes

Hazards are increasing in severity and frequency, a trend that is likely to accelerate with global climate change and the large-scale degradation of ecosystems, leading to new humanitarian crises. Disasters cause far-reaching economic and structural disruption, and have long-term socio-cultural and psychological impacts.

Risk reduction, and prevention when possible, is the clearest strategy to reduce negative impacts and encourage a flourishing global society.

The UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (UNDRR-SEM) includes all parts of society, from community organisations to large international organisations, as well as youth activists to world known scientific institutions. During the last years SEM has collectively worked together to integrate DRR policy into development agendas, including climate change policy development and follow-up.

This session aims to gather SEM members to further build on its collective and unified mission of contributing towards a resilient and sustainable world for all. Thw session will bring stakeholders together, to communicate their knowledge on how DRR can inform climate change policy, and to strategize for their collective engagement in the upcoming 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties.

Session objectives 

  1. Provide a platform for exchange between stakeholders and the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) secretariat and presidency, about plans for integration of resilience in the CO27 deliberations and agendas.
  2. Provide a space for knowledge exchange between stakeholders on effective means of engaging within COP.
  3. Provide a platform for knowledge exchange on the interlinkages between DRR and climate change, as well as impactful policy-coherence between DRR and climate change.
  4. Provide a platform for strategy development on how to enhance the collective engagement of DRR stakeholders within intergovernmental avenues of climate change policy and advocacy.


  • Adessou Kossivi, Director of Africa Regional Office, GNDR


  • Animesh Kumar, Head of The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office in Bonn
  • Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General, SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
  • Dan Perell, Representative to the United Nations, Baha’i International Community    


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Session guiding questions

  1. What are the good practices of climate change and risk development policy-coherance?
  2. How do you foresee the integration of resilience in the upcoming COP process?
  3. What is your experience of successful stakeholder engagement within the COP process?
  4. How do you foresee SEM to engage in integrating DRR in the COP process, for the year 2022 and beyond?
  5. What are your plans for engagement within the COP27?
Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka.


24 May 2022
11:00 - 12:00 (Bali UTC+8)


Bougainville & Orchid
BICC Ground Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference


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Moa Herrgård, moa.m.herrgard@gmail.com

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