On Sunday, seven Talanoa groups (“Talanoas”) met in an informal setting as part of the Talanoa Dialogue. Launched at the Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference in November 2017 (COP 23), the Dialogue is a global conversation about efforts to combat climate change, involving both UNFCCC parties and non-party stakeholders.
The Dialogue is mandated to take stock of collective efforts towards progress on the Paris Agreement’s long-term mitigation goal. It will also inform the preparation of parties’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the second round of which are expected in 2020.
Following the Pacific region’s Talanoa tradition, the Dialogue’s goal is to share stories to find solutions for the common good. To this end, participants discussed three central questions:
- Where are we?
- Where do we want to go?
- How do we get there?
Sunday’s meeting was part of the Talanoa Dialogue’s “preparatory phase,” which precedes a “political phase” that will take place at the Katowice Climate Change Conference in December 2018 (COP 24). Each of the seven Talanoas was named after an area in Fiji that is affected by climate change.
In addition to sharing stories during Sunday’s Dialogue, parties and non-party stakeholders participated by submitting inputs. By 2 April 2018, stakeholders had submitted a total of 220 inputs to the Talanoa Dialogue platform. An overview is available here.
A report-back from the Talanoas will take place on Tuesday, 8 May.
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Participants in the Koro room
Facilitator Amena Yauvoli, Fiji
Joana Vieira da Silva, Portugal
Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran
Zoran Kus, Slovenia
Tshewang Dorji, Bhutan
Participants in the Ba room
Joseph Africano Bartel, South Sudan
Eva Adamová, Czech Republic
Nilesh Prakash, Fiji
Facilitator Peter Emberson, Fiji
Toshiaki Nagata, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Agripina Jenkins Rojas, Costa Rica
Participants in the Rakiraki room
Faustin Munyazikwiye, Rwanda
Carlos Fuller, Belize
Facilitator Luke Daunivalu, Fiji
Vitumbiko Chinoko, CARE International
Georgia Jean Piggot, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Participants in the Bua room
Tong-q Lee, Republic of Korea
Facilitator Timaima Vakadewabuka, Fiji
Stephanie Lee, New Zealand
Katre Kets, Estonia
Federica Varini, International Federation for Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM - Organics International)
Participants in the Tailevu room
Facilitator Tui Cavuilati, Fiji
Federica Fricano, Italy
Catherine Abreu, Climate Action Network (CAN)
Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun, Mexico
Participants in the Lakeba room
Birama Diarra, Mali
Muhammad Omar, Pakistan
Collin Beck, Solomon Islands
Facilitator Deo Saran, Fiji
Catherine Bertha Musa, Malawi
Webster Whande, Zimbabwe
Participants in the Kadavu room
Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste
Daniel Mauricio Maresca Boragno, Uruguay
Milenge Davinah Uwella, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group
Hana Hamadalla, Sudan
Facilitator Christine Fung, Fiji