The Talanoa Dialogue consists of a preparatory and a political phase. The objective of the preparatory phase, which started in January 2018 and concluded at COP 24, was to build a strong evidence-based foundation for the political phase.
During the preparatory phase, Parties and non-Party stakeholders were invited to submit inputs on the three questions of the Dialogue, and to convene local, national, regional or global events in support of the Dialogue. An overview of the inputs received is available here.
The information considered during the preparatory phase was synthesized by the COP 23 and COP 24 Presidencies into a document as the main input to the political phase.
In accordance with the approach agreed at COP 23, the preparatory phase ended at COP 24 and included a space to consider the implications of the IPCC report on warming of 1.5°C.
The wrap-up of the preparatory phase consisted of the following elements:
In advance of this meeting, the Presidencies of COP 23 and COP 24 issued a document which synthesized the information and insights gained during the preparatory phase to provide a foundation for the political phase. Parties were invited to share their views on this document at the wrap-up of the preparatory phase.
During the May sessions of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, discussions under the Dialogue focused on exploring the three central questions, informed by the inputs communicated by Parties and non-Party stakeholders. The Presidencies issued a summary of the discussions.
The Dialogue consisted of the following events (see video):