- 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