Rabat Meeting Advances Views on 2018 Facilitative Dialogue
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The Facilitative Dialogue will consist of two phases: a preparatory phase beginning in May 2018; and a political phase during COP 24 with high-level participation to focus on how to achieve more in the next round of NDCs.

The Dialogue, will, among other things, encourage countries to increase the ambition reflected in their NDCs, and be held in an “atmosphere of transparency and inclusiveness”.

The UNFCCC Secretariat will create an online platform before May to bring together countries’ inputs to the dialogue.

8 September 2017: Countries had the opportunity to express their views on how to assess progress made in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement in a 2018 Facilitative Dialogue during an informal meeting held in Rabat, Morocco, from 7-8 September 2017.

The Facilitative Dialogue will be structured around three questions for countries to answer: where are we; where do we want to go; and how do we get there? The incoming and outgoing presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC will continue to engage with countries on these questions and report on their progress during the 23rd session of the COP (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017.

The Facilitative Dialogue, will, among other things, encourage countries to increase the ambition reflected in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and be held in an “atmosphere of transparency and inclusiveness.” The dialogue will consist of two phases: a preparatory phase beginning in May 2018; and a political phase during COP 24 with high-level participation to focus on how to achieve more in the next round of NDCs. The UNFCCC Secretariat will create an online platform before May 2017 to bring together countries’ inputs to the Dialogue. [UNFCCC Press Release] [Rabat Meeting Note] [Facilitative Dialogue 2018 Webpage]


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