Talanoa Dialogue explained
The Talanoa Dialogue is named after the Fijian tradition of inclusive, participatory and transparent decision-making and is aimed at determining how collective action can move the global climate agenda forward. It is a year-long process of discussions, consultations, events and expert inputs that will culminate in COP24.
HOW TO ENHANCE THE AMBITION OF NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS (NDCs)
Throughout the year, ICC—in its capacity as the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Focal Point for business and industry—hosted a series of ‘Talanoa Dialogues’ that brought together business leaders, government representatives leading the United Nations climate process, representatives from intergovernmental organisations, the high-level climate champions and a diverse group of other stakeholders, including local governments, environmental NGOs, farmers, trade unions and youth organisations. The aim has been to determine how business can contribute to enhancing the ambition of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Below are some of the key messages ICC will be taking to the Talanoa Dialogue at COP24 this year.
- ADOPT THE PARIS RULEBOOK AT COP24
This will send a strong signal that there is political will to tackle climate change, provide greater certainty on long-term climate policies, and establish an adequate framework upon which business can rely to increase climate action.
- MAKE BUSINESS A TRUE PARTNER
Involve business in developing climate policy and the enabling frameworks needed for private sector investment and innovation in order to tackle climate challenges while also increasing competitiveness, creating jobs and promoting sustainable economic growth.
- HAVE A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Climate policies should be developed across all government bodies in an ‘all of government’ approach and in consultation with the private sector.