Launched at COP23 in 2017 and previously known as the facilitative dialogue, it aims at collectively assessing the progress made on climate action and increase action to reach the Paris Agreement goals. Talanoa is a traditional word in Fijian to refer to telling a story, or having a conversation. It’s an inclusive, participatory and transparent process. The idea behind the word is to share knowledge and experiences that could lead to a better understanding and thus to beneficial decisions for all. All countries and other stakeholders, including business, investors, cities, regions and civil society, are invited to make submissions into the Talanoa Dialogue around three central questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? The NBI will be hosting a roadshow in August to inform you about the Talanoa Dialogues and give you the opportunity to participate in the South African process. The Talanoa Dialogue represents an opening up of the UN Climate Negotiations because non-state actors are
able to actively participate and submit their ideas for how national governments can improve their emission reduction targets. Please contact: Verushka Singh should you require additional details.