SFDRR through a climate change adaptation lens

Our short report explores what the global targets of the Sendai Framework For Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) mean for climate change adaptation.


Coordination with SFDRR can lead to more effective policies through joining of forces, more efficient use of resources, and improved prevention and preparedness with regard to climate-related risks.

SFDRR overview


“The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.”

  • Time horizon • 2015–2030 (15 years)
  • Agreement type • Voluntary
  • Stakeholders • Multi-stakeholder approach incl. local government and business

Monitoring, assessment and reporting

  • 2015–2020: “set-up phase” for establishment of national and local DRR strategies
  • 2020–2030: real assessment period in comparison to 2015 baseline

The progress of SFDRR will be measured every two years by the UNISDR and presented in the Sendai Framework Progress Report. Seven global targets (A-G) of the Sendai Framework will be assessed by means of 38 numerical indicators. First progress report is expected to appear in 2019 – countries start reporting from March 2018 via online monitoring system – and will report on the trends in the implementation process during two periods, 2015–2016 and 2017–2018.