European Capacity Building Initiative

Kick-starting ambition under the Paris Agreement: The 2018 “Talanoa” Dialogue

The 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, now called the Talanoa Dialogue, will address three questions: where are we now; where do we need to be; and how do we get there. It will include a preparatory phase and a political element. 

That much is clear, but key issues remain to be resolved. How will preparatory phase will feed into the political element: How can non-Party stakeholders engage effectively? What should the inputs and outputs of the Dialogue be? How can the Dialogue – which is a collective process – contribute to enhancing the climate ambition of individual Parties? This policy brief considers these issues, and offers suggestions for the way ahead.

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