Opening Meeting

The opening meeting of the political phase consisted 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 was not open for statements.

The Opening Of The Political Phase