Facilitators for the seven different Talanoa Dialogue sessions participated in the dialogue in Bonn, Germany.
The briefing was chaired by the COP23 Chief Negotiator Luke Daunivalu who outlined the process of the Dialogue itself and reminded the facilitators and their teams on ensuring that the process adheres to the spirit of Talanoa.
The seven Talanoa Dialogue sessions ran parallel to each other and saw party and non party stakeholders present their ‘stories’ that asks three questions i.e: ‘Where Are We?’, ‘Where Do We Want to Go?” and “How Do We Get There”.
The seven facilitators for the dialogue were:
Luke Daunivalu – Chief Negotiator
Ambassador Deo Saran – COP23 Envoy to the UNFCCC
Ambassador Tui Cavuilati
To remind participants on the objective of their work, each Talanoa Dialogue room has been named after places in Fiji that are impacted by climate change, which includes Lakeba, Koro, Ba, Rakiraki, Tailevu, Kadavu and Bua.
The two Presidencies (ie COP23 and COP24 presidents), with the assistance of the UNFCCC secretariat, issued a summary report on the organisation of the Talanoa Dialogue during the May sessions. This report will contain procedural and substantive information relevant to the dialogue, including detailed information of the discussions and stories shared during meetings held on May 6, 2018.
The report will be made available after the May sessions.