COP23 Presidency Announces Wide Participation in Talanoa Dialogue

The Talanoa Dialogue, held by the COP23 Presidency in Bonn, Germany on 6 May 2018, saw wide participation from non-Party Stakeholders (NPS), Parties, and individuals from all over the world. The Dialogue featured 316 participants, including 98 NPS and 179 Parties.

Between the participants, over 700 stories were told.

Over 2.200 individuals watched the live webcast of the Talanoa Dialogue, including many in Fiji. There were 267 in Bua, 273 in Rakiraki, 307 in Tailevu, 522 in Lakeba, 238 in Kadavu, 319 in Koro, and 306 in Ba.

The Talanoa Dialogue explored the three questions of the Dialogue, informed by inputs from various actors and institutions, including from the Technical Examination Process and the Global Climate Action agenda. The questions will be taken up in sequence: (1) Where are we?; (2) Where do we want to go?; (3) How do we get there?

The Paris Agreement provides for progress assessments (“stocktakes”) every five years in order to ensure that Parties (UNFCCC term for countries) turn commitment into action and continue to regularly increase their ambition. The first full global stocktake will occur in 2023 in order to prepare for a new round of climate commitments, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), by 2025.  However, Parties felt it was important to initiate this cycle prior to the agreement’s anticipated entry into force in 2020, and so a process called the Talanoa Dialogue (initially called a facilitative dialogue) has been established for 2018 to serve as an initial stocktaking exercise.

Read more about the Talanoa Dialogue here.