The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues convene local, regional and national governments to drive multilevel climate action in a rapidly urbanizing world. Through these dialogues, local and regional governments are engaging in stocktaking efforts and helping strengthen climate action at all levels, from global to local.
Sharing concrete outcomes from the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues contributes to the broader Talanoa process and climate negotiations through the LGMA constituency. It also shows the impact multilevel governance can have on climate action and policy at all levels.
Local and regional governments have a key role in climate action and dialogues happening at the subnational, national and global levels. Local and regional governments are intent on advancing climate action across the world. They are transforming urban areas into low emission, climate resilient spaces that safeguard the long term interests of their citizens.
These outcomes highlight the knowledge gained through the Dialogue process, and provide a model for organizing outputs.
Learn more about the Talanoa Dialogue and how cities and regions are contributing through multilevel climate discussions.
Talanoa is a traditional approach used in Fiji and the Pacific to engage in an inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue (for more information, see decision 1/CP.23, annex II).
At COP21, a decision was made to convene a Facilitative Dialogue among Parties in 2018 to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties on the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to inform the preparation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Building on this mandate, it was decided to have this dialogue be known as the Talanoa Dialogue, launching it to start from January 2018 to culminate at COP24.
More information can be found in the following resources:
UNFCCC landing pages on inputs to the Talanoa Dialogue
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
ICLEI submission on behalf of the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues
Joint ICLEI-GIZ-UN Habitat
Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction
Association Climate Chance
Future Ocean Alliance
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC)
We Are Still In
US Climate Alliance
State of California
FMDV for CCFLA Secretariat
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Sustainable Energy Policy Division, Environment Department, Nagano Prefectural Government
The Climate Group/Under2 Coalition
ICLEI and partners are hosting a webinar series to share updates and ensure coordination among the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA) members and partners on the organization of Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues.
These webinars will take place every third Wednesday of the month.
First ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Second ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Third ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Fourth ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Fifth ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Sixth ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Seventh ICLEI webinar on Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues. See full powerpoint here.
Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) 8th Webinar Towards COP24.
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During COP 23, LMGA interventions were delivered by:
The links to UNFCCC webcasts and interventions can be found below.
Marrakech Partnership Webcasts
COP 23 Webinars
UNFCCC Press Conferences Webcasts
Climate Action Studio interviews