Summary of Talanoa Dialogue Inputs published by UNFCCC


2018.04.30 #climate change #Talanoa dialogue #sustainable development #SDGs

According to International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) report, UNFCCC recently publishes summary of Talanoa Dialogue inputs received before the deadline of 2 April 2018. Its objective is to describe in general terms the trends and main contents of those inputs, categorized according to the three questions of the Talanoa Dialogue: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

For a complicated issue like global climate change, it's not always easy to achieve consensus among all countries only through the sometimes very stressful negotiation. Talanoa is a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good. The spirit applies to climate change policy discussion as well.

The Conference of the Parties (COP), by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 20, decided to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties in 2018 to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties in relation to progress towards the long-term goal referred to in Article 4, paragraph 1, of the Agreement and to inform the preparation of nationally determined contributions pursuant to Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Agreement. At COP23, the Talanoa Dialogue was launched, to start in January 2018.

This summary document is intended to facilitate Talanoa Dialogue discussions that will take place in parallel with the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, from 30 April to 10 May. Inputs reflect the need for more ambitious and robust NDCs by 2020, delivering on pre-2020 actions and a strong rule book for the Paris Agreement. Inputs also discuss links between meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Please refer to Talanoa Dialogue website for more details.