Fijian Presidency Launches “Talanoa Stories” Social Media Campaign

Fijian COP23 Presidency launches social media campaign to share stories that have been formally submitted to the Talanoa Dialogue Portal

The Fijian COP23 Presidency is launching a social media campaign called Talanoa Stories to share compelling stories that have been formally submitted as part of the Talanoa Dialogue.

What is the Talanoa Dialogue?

For the first-time in the history of the UN Climate Change process, country representatives are gathering alongside non-governmental actors – such as businesses and cities – to take collective stock of where countries are in terms of achieving the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and to assess what more needs to and can be done.

This process, known as the Talanoa Dialogue ,ultimately aims to help countries increase the ambition of their national climate commitments, known as “NDCs”, in line with the Paris goal.

Led by the Fijian and Polish COP Presidencies, the year-long process calls on national governments, sub-national governments, the private sector, civil society, expert institutions and ordinary men and women to organise events and to submit written inputs that respond to one of the three central questions that guide the Talanoa:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • How do we get there?

(Video: Talanoa for Ambition at SB48 in Bonn, Germany)

What is the “Talanoa Stories” campaign all about?

At its core, the Talanoa Dialogue is about stories. To date, more than a thousand stories have been collected, many of which detail innovative and inspiring action that is taking place on the ground. The Fijian Presidency wants to make sure that these stories are shared as widely as possible, in order to inspire others to action and to spread the message that, although time is running out, the target of the Paris Agreement is still obtainable.

The Talanoa Stories campaign aims to help share some of these stories in formats appropriate for social media, where we have the potential to reach large audiences around the globe.

While we will be sharing our own stories on the Presidency’s social media channels, we also encourage all friends of the Talanoa Dialogue to share their own stories on social media under the Talanoa Stories banner.

For all interested in joining the campaign, simply download the Talanoa logo and share your story on social media using the #Talanoa4Ambition hashtag.

We greatly appreciated our partners at organisations like IETA and We Mean Business who have already begun to collect and share stories from within their membership.

Join us as we work to spread positive stories of action and ambition in the global fight against climate change.