02Feb 18

Talanoa Dialogue Workshop

Paris, France, • English

The Talanoa Dialogue, previously referred to as the Facilitative Dialogue, is aimed at determining how collective action can move the global climate agenda forward. It will focus on three questions: (1) Where are we? (2) Where do we want to go? (3) How do we get there? The yearlong process of discussions, consultations, events and expert inputs will take place from January 2018 and culminate at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.


ICC, in its capacity as the UNFCCC Focal Point for business and industry, is facilitating a meeting on 2 February 2018 to give business leaders and climate leaders an opportunity to discuss both what business can expect from the Talanoa Dialogue and what business can input into the Talanoa Dialogue.

Based on the outcome of this meeting and various other consultations planned with business leaders, ICC will prepare a submission providing concrete proposals from business on the Talanoa Dialogue.


10:00 – 10:15Welcome
10:15 – 11:15What can business expect from the Talanoa Dialogue
11:15 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00What can business input into the Talanoa Dialogue (Part 1) – Group discussion
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 15:30What can business input into the Talanoa Dialogue (Part 2) – Break-out
15:30 – 17:00What can business input into the Talanoa Dialogue (Part 3) – Group discussion
17:00 – 17:15Conclusion and wrap-up


Tomasz ChruszczowClimate Champion, Republic of Poland
Elina BardramHead of Unit for International Climate Negotiations, European Commission
Deo SaranAmbassador to the Kingdom of Belgium; Permanent Representative to the European Union, Republic of Fiji
Brigitte ColletAmbassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Renewable Energy & Climate Risk Prevention, French Republic
Jorge Pinto AntunesFocal point in Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

Logistical notes

The meeting will take place at The Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) in Paris, located at 9, place d’Iena 75016 Paris, right next to ICC Headquarters.


For more information, please contact:

  • Majda Dabaghi
  • +33 1 49 53 29 75
  • Senior Policy Executive, Environment and Energy
  • Sandra Hanni
  • +33 1 49 53 30 62
  • Assistant, Environment and Energy
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