Bonn COP23 lays ground for Talanoa Dialogue

Q.  The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23)'s roadmap for  'Talanoa Dialogue', was established at which city?
- Published on 21 Nov 17

a. Bonn, Germany
b. Berlin, Germany
c. Paris, France
d. Moscow, Russian

ANSWER: Bonn, Germany
Bonn COP23 lays ground for Talanoa Dialogue The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in Bonn, Germany and was presided over by Government of Fiji.

It concluded with countries putting in place a roadmap for 'Talanoa Dialogue', a year-long process to assess countries' progress on climate actions.

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.

Talanoa Dialogue: Know More
  • The 'Talanoa Dialogue' process would help them review their actions and discuss the way forward. Agreement on this stocktaking process is an important outcome of the Conference.

  • It will discuss pre-2020 actions of rich nations apart from looking at the climate actions of all nations under the Paris Agreement.

  • 'Talanoa' is a traditional approach used in Fiji and the Pacific to engage in an inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue.

  • As per the COP decision, it has been structured around three questions-where are we? Where do we want to go? And how do we get there? - to arrive at answers with consensus. "The dialogue will be conducted in a manner that promotes enhanced ambition.

  • The dialogue will consider, as one of its elements, the efforts of Parties (countries) on (mitigation) action and (financial and technical) support, as appropriate, in the pre-2020 period", says an approach paper, adopted by all the countries as part of the final decision.

  • The group could force the rich nations to agree for discussing their pre-2020 actions under the 'Talanoa Dialogue' (2018 facilitative dialogue) and bring them on board to get their performance reviewed next year and also in 2019.

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