How To Submit Inputs


One of the main avenues to participate in the Talanoa Dialogue is through the submission of inputs. Parties, intergovenmental organizations, UNFCCC bodies and other stakeholders and expert institutions are encouraged to prepare analytical and policy relevant material to inform the Dialogue.

Guidance to submit inputs

Inputs to the dialogue should address one or all of the following questions:

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

The material submitted should be consistent with the tradition of Talanoa. Its tone and content should not be confrontational, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or offensive.

For Parties, the Presideny has issued a note with guidance on how to address the three questions of the Talanoa Dialogue. It is available here.

For non-Party stakeholders, the High-level Champions have developed a set of templates to assist the process of submitting inputs. While not mandatory, all stakeholders are encouraged to use them:

Deadline for submission of inputs

  • 2 April 2018 for discussions in conjunction with the April/May session (30 April – 10 May)
  • 29 October 2018  (23:59:59 CET) 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 consistent with the principles of the Talanoa Dialogue.

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 together with the following information:  

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