ICLEI is facilitating the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues, with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and UN-Habitat as special partners. Through these dialogues, cities, regions and their networks are inviting national governments to the table in around 40 countries to drive forward multilevel climate action worldwide.
The initiative is part of a wider, global exercise called the Talanoa Dialogue on national climate action, an outcome of COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference last year in Bonn. It is designed to engage climate stakeholders in taking stock of and shaping national climate plans through in-country consultations throughout 2018.
The initiative builds on the Bonn-Fiji Commitment adopted at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders at COP23 in November 2017 and will be implemented in collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat and the Fijian Government.