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Talanoa Newsletter - Forging an Ambition Pathway
To truly fight climate change, we need to set our sights higher

    The leaders of the Republic of Fiji and Republic of the Marshall Islands issue a renewed call for commitment by the world's nations to efforts to combat climate change. 

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IPCC Calls for New Ambition Pathway

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, released earlier this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has sounded a global alarm bell.

Together, we must forge a new pathway toward achieving the 1.5-degree target, which will require urgently raising our collective ambition.

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Fiji Issues Bold Challenge to the World in Wake of Terrifying New Climate Report

The message of a groundbreaking new international climate report is clear: We need to dramatically slice greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade or say goodbye to capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. That temperature target is a matter of survival for a number of small island nations.

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Fiji and Marshall Islands Lead World in Raising Climate Ambition
Fiji and Marshall Islands Announce Concrete Plans for Enhanced Climate Ambition
On the sidelines of the One Planet Summit in New York, Fiji and the Marshall Islands set the bar as the first countries to announce that they will deliver stronger new targets to reduce emissions, and have, or are in the process of developing, long-term decarbonisation plans.
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Watch the Announcement from Fiji and the Marshall Islands
Fiji and the Marshall are moving forward and calling on all other countries to follow their lead. If two developing countries can develop robust emissions-reduction targets that truly drive us toward the goals agreed to in Paris, then other nations can, too. 
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WRI: 4 Reasons for Countries to Enhance Their NDCs by 2020

In this very informative piece from last year, WRI explains the importance of and the opportunities for communicating new or updated climate commitments, known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs, by 2020.
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What's New with the Talanoa Dialogue

COP23 and COP24 Presidencies Release New Information on Next Steps for the Talanoa Dialogue

The COP23 and COP24 Presidencies have released important new information about the Talanoa Dialogue, including on the organisation of the political phase and the expected outcome.

Speaking last week during an informational webinar organised by the Presidencies, the COP24 Chief Negotiator, Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, said the that the Talanoa Dialogue is the most important high-level event that will take place at COP24 in Katowice.

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With only a few months to go before COP24 in Katowice, the Talanoa Dialogue continues to build momentum as more and more stakeholders around the globe take up this new approach to urgently increasing global climate ambition by organising their own Talanoas. 

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Talanoa Dialogue at the
Global Climate Action Summit

High Level Talanoa

Fijian Prime Minister and COP23 President Frank Bainimarama and Californian Governor Jerry Brown hosted a high-level Talanoa Dialogue at GCAS on the rapid transition to net-zero emission societies. The high-level event brought together leaders of national and sub-national governments, private sector CEOs and the heads of various civil society organisations to share stories from their own experiences and perspectives about how the world can achieve net-zero emissions within the next handful of decades.

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Finance Talanoa

The COP23 Presidency – together with The Rockefeller Foundation and Climate Policy Initiative – also hosted a finance-themed Talanoa on what is needed to put the world on how to finance the path to net-zero emissions and increased resilience. 

Read the full story for the key takeaways. 

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