21/08/18

Talanoa Dialogue at GCAS

1) High-Level Talanoa at GCAS – “A Rapid Transition to a Net-Zero Emissions Society”

Event Details:

2018 is the year of the Talanoa Dialogue, a global process requested by Parties to the UNFCCC to take stock of collective efforts to reduce emissions and build greater resilience, in line with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, and to support the preparation of updated or new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The Fijian COP23 President and Prime Minister, Hon. Frank Bainimarama has invited twenty-five dignitaries and heads of organisations from around the world to a Talanoa on “A Rapid transition to a Net-Zero Emissions Society”.

This exciting Talanoa will be an opening event for the Global Climate Action Summit. Heads of government, mayors, governors, CEOs of companies, and heads of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations will come together in the spirit of talanoa, the Pacific way of storytelling to build trust and consensus.  They will share their inspirational and thought-provoking stories on what is needed to promote a more rapid transition to a net-zero emissions and resilient world.

These high-level participants will share their experiences and insights, in the spirit of talanoa, on what is needed to strengthen and expand public and private sector partnerships and synergies to fast-track to a net-zero emissions world as soon possible.

The Talanoa will only be on the third question of the Talanoa Dialogue – How do we get there?

Download the event overview with agenda here.

Participation is by invitation only. 

Time:

12 September 2018, 2pm – 4.10pm

Participants:

Download full list of participants here.

Location:

Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco CA

Organiser:

The Fijian COP23 Presidency

Agenda:
1.30 – 2.00pm – REGISTRATION
·       Registration of invited audience
2.00 – 2.10pm  OPENING
·       Welcome remarks

·       Short introduction of participants (facilitator)

·       Overview of how the session will be conducted (facilitator)

2.10 – 3.40pm  STORY-TELLING
·       Inspiring and impelling stories on how we can embark on/ensure a rapid transition to a net-zero emissions and resilient society
3.40 – 4.00pm  DISCUSSION
·       Discussion on stories and ideas shared
4.00—4.10pm  WRAP UP
·       Key take-away messages from the Talanoa

·       Acknowledgements (facilitator)

·       Conclusion of Talanoa

2) Finance Talanoa at GCAS – “Financing the Road to Resilience and Net-Zero Economies”

Event details:

The Talanoa on “Financing the Road to Resilience and Net-Zero Economies” will be an important event for the Global Climate Action Summit. This event will bring together key actors and thought leaders from across the financial system who will share inspirational and thought-provoking stories on what is needed to fast-track us towards a resilient, net-zero emissions world and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Time:

14 September 2018, from 8am – 10am

Location:

ClimateWorks Foundation, 235 Montgomery St., Suite 1300, San Francisco, USA *This event is invite only*

Organiser:

The Fijian COP23 Presidency, Climate Policy Initiative and the Rockefeller Foundation.