Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues
The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues are designed to convene local and regional governments, host organizations and national ministries of climate, environment and urbanization, among others, to take stock of, shape and strengthen Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – national climate action plans submitted under the Paris Agreement. The Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues are a response to the Talanoa Dialogue, launched by the Fijian Government at COP23, the 23rd United Nations Climate Conference, as part of efforts to strengthen climate action globally. The events are organized by local and regional governments and their networks.
At each dialogue, participants review the current NDC and map out how to strengthen climate action at all levels. What distinguishes these dialogues is that they examine the urban dimension of climate action and look at how multilevel governance – coordinated action across all levels of government – strengthens the NDCs.