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Watch Stories of Climate Ambition

For the first-time ever in the history of the UN Climate Change process, country representatives are gathering alongside non-governmental actors – such as businesses and cities – for the informal and inclusive ‘Talanoa Dialogue’.

The 2018 Talanoa Dialogue is an important international conversation in which countries and non-Party stakeholders will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The Dialogue offers a unique and positive setting to share stories, which each respond to one of the three central questions which guide the Talanoa:

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

UN Climate Change was able to speak directly to many individuals who participated in the official Talanoa Dialogue during the May UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn.

The highlights from these conversations can now be viewed in our ‘Talanoa for Ambition’ video, kicking-off a series of shorter videos (‘Talanoa Stories’) to be released in the coming months ahead of the political phase of the Talanoa at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 is Poland at the end of this year.

Each one of these videos will explore a story of a country or an organization that has something meaningful to say about solving the climate crisis.

Moreover, the Summary Report, capturing the substance of the May discussions, is now available to view online here. Read more about the Talanoa Dialouge here.

UN Climate Change is very grateful to all those who participated in this exercise and here are their names in the order that they appear in the video.

Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary UN Climate Change
Ambassador Luke Daunivalu Chief Negotiator COP23 Presidency
Enam Eyiah Originator reNewWorks
Jose Di Bella Program Manager ParlAmericas
Isabel Teresa Di Carlo Quero Party Representative Venezuela
Yvette Dzakpasu Advocacy Director Global Ecovillage Network
Richard Kimbowa Civil Society Facilitator Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development
Yves Laurent Sapoval Senior Advisor Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction
Wael Aboulmagd Ambassador Egypt and G77 & China
Frances Way Chief Strategy Officer CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
Tina Völker Policy Officer Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy Government of North Rhine-Westphalia
Sara Moarif Policy Analyst International Energy Agency
Qing Xia Senior Climate Finance Programme Specialist Asian Institute of Technology
Maria Nailevu   DIVA for Equality
Karol Gobczynski Climate & Energy Manager IKEA
Stanislas Stephen Mouba Party Representative Gabon
Gu Zihua Party Representative China
Denise Margaret Matias Researcher German Development Institute (DIE)
Elina Bardram Party Representative EU
Simon Buckle Head of the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division OECD
Joseph Sapati Moeono-Kolio   University of Auckland
Donna Lagdameo Technical Adviser International Federation of Red Cross
Rachel Ward Head of Policy Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
Yann Francoise Head of Climate City of Paris
Anirban Ghosh Chief Sustainability Officer Mahindra Group
Agripina Jenkins Rojas Party representative Costa Rica
Minister Michael Kurtyka   COP24 Presidency

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