Resource / 13 Apr, 2018
All You Need to Know About the Talanoa Dialogue at SB48

The aggregate ambition described in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Change Agreement is still insufficient to reach the global goal of limiting the rise in global average temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

The Talanoa Dialogue, launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23) last November, invites everyone to engage in finding a solution, first by preparing submissions in response to three questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

On Wednesday 18 April 2018 (17:00 CEST/11:00 EDT), the COP23 Presidency will host a webinar discussion that will provide detailed guidance on the finalized methodology and approach to the Talanoa Dialogue at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (Bonn, 30 April-10 May 2018).

The webinar will frame how participants can tell compelling stories within each of the different Talanoa groups.

Ambassador Luke Daunivalu, COP23 Chief Negotiator, and Minister Inia Seruiratu, Fiji’s High-Level Climate Champion, will participate in the discussion.

The session will be focussed on the following topics:

  • In-depth guidance on how to approach storytelling
  • Information around what to expect from the Opening and Closing plenaries
  • Details on the exact roles of the facilitators

To join the online event, please click here.

Please convey any matters regarding this webinar discussion to TalanoaDialogue@unfccc.int