Inclusive Sustainable Contributions to the Climate Change Agenda - COP26

Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) responds to the tenets in Article II of the Paris Agreement, endeavouring to mitigate greenhouse gases, increase adaptive ability and increase financing for an ambitious low carbon development path. In agreement with the Parties, EnGenDER also “acknowledges that adaptation action should follow a country-driven, gender-responsive, participatory and fully transparent approach, taking into consideration vulnerable groups, communities and ecosystems, and should be based on, and guided by, the best available science and, as appropriate, traditional 

knowledge, knowledge of indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, with a view to integrating adaptation into relevant socioeconomic and environmental policies and actions, where appropriate” (Article VII).

It is also in alignment with the approach of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
(SFDRR) 2015-2030, which includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Stronger emphasis on disaster risk that requires an integrated approach;
  • Promoting DRR as a cross cutting development issue;
  • Adopting national strategies and plans to advance the framework; and, calling for greater roles and responsibilities at the local levels to advance DRR.