Opening Meeting

The opening meeting of the political phase will take place on Tuesday, 11th December 2018, from 9:00 to 10:30. It will be organized as a plenary and will consist of the following elements:


  • Opening;
  • Welcoming remarks by Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary;
  • Key notes:
    • Key messages from the preparatory phase of the Talanoa Dialogue 
    • Key messages from the IPCC Special Report on warming of 1.5°C 
    • Key messages from Global Climate Action 
    • Key messages from the finance high-level event
    • Key messages from the pre-2020 ambition stocktake 
  • Illustration of Talanoa (Panel)
  • Closing remarks by the Presidencies.


Note:  In view of time constraints and the need to initiate the Ministerial Talanoas, the floor will not be open for statements at the opening plenary. Furthermore, the Presidencies are aware of the fact that the opening of the political phase, scheduled to start at 9:00, may clash with group coordination meetings; they would like to apologize for any inconvenience and ask for Parties’ indulgence in making any necessary adjustments in their planning.