The Conference of the Parties, by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 20, decided to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties in 2018 to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties in relation to progress towards the long-term goal referred to in Article 4, paragraph 1, of the Agreement and to inform the preparation of nationally determined contributions pursuant to Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Agreement.
At COP23, the Talanoa Dialogue was launched, to start in January 2018. The approach to the dialogue is contained in the annex II to decision 1/CP.23.
The closing meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue at the May sessions will take place on May 9, 2018. The Fijian and Polish Presidencies will share general reflections about the process and refer to next steps in the run up to COP 24. After the introduction, Parties and non-Party stakeholders will be invited to share their views on the way forward.
The closing meeting will last for about one and a half hours and will be conducted in accordance with established UNFCCC procedures and practice for plenary meetings.