How to Submit Inputs


Parties, stakeholders and expert institutions are encouraged to prepare analytical and policy relevant inputs to inform the dialogue and submit these and other proposed inputs, including those from intergovernmental organizations and UNFCCC bodies.

1.  It is important that the inputs are consistent with the concept of Talanoa. Therefore,  the tone and content of the inputs should not be confrontational, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise unlawful.

2.  The inputs should serve the purpose of the Talanoa Dialogue and respond to one of the three topics:

  • Where are we?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • How do we get there?

Inputs should adhere to the general guidance above. 

Parties, stakeholders and expert institutions are encouraged to submit inputs in any of the six UN languages.

Deadline for submission of inputs

The deadlines for submission of inputs are:  

  • 2 April 2018 for discussions in conjunction with the April/May session (30 April – 10 May)
  • 29 October 2018 for discussions in conjunction with COP 24 (3 – 14 December)

Verification of inputs

Once received, all submissions will be verified to ensure the information is appropriate. It will then be registered and published on the Talanoa Dialogue platform.

As part of the verification process, we will authenticate you as a stakeholder in order to avoid possible misuse and to confirm sources of inputs:

  • For Parties - only submissions from national focal points, or submissions on their behalf, are allowed
  • For non-Party stakeholders - only submissions from verified stakeholders are allowed. Verification may include investigating your name and email with respect to your organization and/or a telephone call to you or your organization.

Publication of inputs

Validated inputs will be made available on the platform with the following information:  

  • Stakeholder - who provided the input
  • Topic - where are we, where do we want to go, how do we get there
  • Objective - interest/objective of the input, reproduced as provided

Submit your inputs

By submitting, you agree that your inputs conform with the Talanoa spirit and the purpose of the Talanoa Dialogue.