Talanoa Dialogue

  • The UN climate conference (COP23), commenced in Bonn, Germany, concluded with countries putting in place a road-map for ‘Talanoa Dialogue’. 
  • The Conference also made progress on framing rules for implementing 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and brought rich nations on board on their pre-2020 commitments as demanded by developing nations.

About Talanoa Dialogue:

  • ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ is a year-long process to assess countries’ progress on climate actions.
  • Talanoa is a traditional approach used in Fiji and other Pacific islands to engage in an inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue to resolve differences without putting any blame on any one.
  • As per COP23 decision, it has been structured around three questions to arrive at answers with consensus: ‎Where are we? ‎Where do we want to go? ‎How do we get there?
  • The dialogue will be conducted in a manner that promotes enhanced ambition.
  • It will help parties to UNFCCC review their actions and discuss way forward in terms of raising ambitions before 2020.
  • It will consider efforts of Parties on mitigation action and financial and technical support, as appropriate, as one of its elements, in the pre-2020 period under 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

Source: Economic Times

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