UNFCCC Launches Talanoa Dialogue Video Series on Climate Ambition
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The video includes comments from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, Parties and non-Party stakeholders.

Subsequent videos will spotlight a story of a country or an organization, which has something important to contribute to solving the climate crisis.

3 July 2018: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a video featuring conversations with participants of the official Talanoa Dialogue during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in May 2018. The ‘Talanoa for Ambition’ video is the first in a series of videos to be released ahead of the political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue.

The political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue will take place during the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland, in December.

The video includes comments from UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, as well as representatives from, inter alia, Fiji, Poland, Venezuela, China, Gabon, the EU, IKEA, the International Energy Agency (IEA), Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction (GABC), Asian Institute of Technology, University of Auckland, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the Mahindra Group and the City of Paris.

The Talanoa Dialogue represents the first time in the UNFCCC process that national governments are sitting down with non-Party stakeholders in an official setting.

Each of the subsequent videos, or ‘Talanoa Stories,’ will spotlight a story of a country or an organization, which has something important to contribute to solving the climate crisis.

The Talanoa Dialogue represents the first time in the UNFCCC process that national government representatives are sitting down with businesses, cities, civil society and other non-Party stakeholders in an official setting. The informal and inclusive dialogue enables countries and non-Party stakeholders to report on progress, share stories and seek to increase ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The dialogue revolves around three questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? and How do we get there? Talanoa is a traditional word used across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue, which involves sharing of ideas, skills and experience through storytelling. [UNFCCC News Story] [Talanoa Dialogue Video] [Talanoa Dialogue Portal] [Talanoa Dialogue Background Information] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on Talanoa Dialogue May Sessions Summary]


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