Talanoa Stories – Sharing Stories of Ambition
For the first-time ever in the history of the UN Climate Change process, country representatives are gathering alongside non-governmental actors – such as businesses and cities – for the informal and inclusive Talanoa Dialogue.
The Dialogue, which is led by Fiji and Poland, offers a unique and positive setting to share stories, which each respond to one of the three central questions which guide the Talanoa:
- Where are we now?
- Where do we want to go?
- How do we get there?
We were able to speak directly to many individuals who participated in the official Talanoa Dialogue during the May Session. The highlights from these conversations are today being released in our ‘Talanoa for Ambition’ video, kicking-off a series of shorter videos (‘Talanoa Stories’) to be released in the coming months ahead of the political phase of the Talanoa at COP24.
Each one of these videos will explore a story of a country or an organization that has something meaningful to say about solving the climate crisis.
Moreover, the Summary Report, capturing the substance of the May discussions, is now available to view online:
We are very grateful to all those who participated in this exercise and here are their names in the order that they appear in the video.
|Patricia Espinosa||Executive Secretary||UN Climate Change|
|Ambassador Luke Daunivalu||Chief Negotiator||COP23 Presidency|
|Jose Di Bella||Program Manager||ParlAmericas|
|Isabel Teresa Di Carlo Quero||Party Representative||Venezuela|
|Yvette Dzakpasu||Advocacy Director||Global Ecovillage Network|
|Richard Kimbowa||Civil Society Facilitator||Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development|
|Yves Laurent Sapoval||Senior Advisor||Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction|
|Wael Aboulmagd||Ambassador||Egypt and G77 & China|
|Frances Way||Chief Strategy Officer||CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)|
|Tina Völker||Policy Officer||Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy Government of North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Sara Moarif||Policy Analyst||International Energy Agency|
|Qing Xia||Senior Climate Finance Programme Specialist||Asian Institute of Technology|
|Maria Nailevu||DIVA for Equality|
|Karol Gobczynski||Climate & Energy Manager||IKEA|
|Stanislas Stephen Mouba||Party Representative||Gabon|
|Gu Zihua||Party Representative||China|
|Denise Margaret Matias||Researcher||German Development Institute (DIE)|
|Elina Bardram||Party Representative||EU|
|Simon Buckle||Head of the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division||OECD|
|Joseph Sapati Moeono-Kolio||University of Auckland|
|Donna Lagdameo||Technical Adviser||International Federation of Red Cross|
|Rachel Ward||Head of Policy||Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change|
|Yann Francoise||Head of Climate||City of Paris|
|Anirban Ghosh||Chief Sustainability Officer||Mahindra Group|
|Agripina Jenkins Rojas||Party representative||Costa Rica|
|Minister Michael Kurtyka||COP24 Presidency|