“And at COP23 in Bonn last November, I urged the nations of the world to fill the sails of our COP symbol – a Fijian oceangoing canoe – with a determination to accelerate our collective response. The vehicle we chosen to achieve more ambition is the Talanoa Dialogue – a Pacific model of decision – making based on inclusiveness and consensus. All of us moving our canoe forward together in a process that for the first time, sees national governments joined by state and regional government joined by state and regional governments, civil society, the private sector and billions of ordinary citizens.”
These were the remarks of the COP23 President and Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama when delivering the keynote address at Petersberg Climate Dialogue.
‘Talanoa Dialogue’ is an inclusive and consensus model of decision making in the Pacific. In the Pacific, this concept has been initiated by Fiji with neighbouring countries to the UN process. Fiji is committed to stand by our Poland partners this December, 2018 in the COP24 Dialogue.
The COP23 President expressed his appreciation to Morocco in supporting the Dialogue design.