CCI Global Talanoa Dialogue For Climate Ambition

Global Talanoa Dialogue for Climate Ambition

From March 15 to April 16 we collected video and audio submissions from climate leaders around the world for our 2023 Spring Talanoa Dialogues for Climate Ambition. On Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 8:00 am ET  broadcasted their videos in their entirely. Above is a synopsis of the powerful words of climate activists from  Ghana, Haiti, India, Nigeria, Panama, Romania, Uganda and the UK.

Watch the broadcast on April 20

CCI Global Talanoa Dialogue For Climate Ambition
Thursday, April 20, 2023
8 am ET  / noon UTC


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The Process

Talanoa Dialogue

The Process

Citizens’ Climate International leaders around the world are asked to submit video and/or audiotapes that answer fiercely three questions in less than three minutes with regards to the climate emergency:
1. Where are we at?
2. What do we need to do?
3. How do we get there?

Participants are asked to submit a recording (audio or visual)  here (link pending). We will take submissions from March 15 to April 15. And then on the week before Earth Day, on a date to be determined, we will broadcast the videos back to back in their entirety for everyone to deeply listen to.

Participants are welcomed and encouraged to speak in their mother tongue and provide us with a written translation in English. We will fill in the subtitles.

Send your videos to If you having technical issues tranfering them, email that address anyways and we will sort it out.


Suggested Talanoa Topics

Who is “we”?
“We” is you and your “region”.

What is your “region”?
Your “region” which can be either your local community, your state/province, country, continent or trading block. 

Then with that in mind, in less than three minutes you answer the three questions:

  1. Where are “we” at?
    Introduce where you are from and then what is happening with regards to the climate impacts in your “region”.
  2. What do “we” need to do?
    Focus in on your either your own policy passion or specific community action needed. There are many tangible solutions. It can be carbon pricing, climate income / carbon fee and dividend, carbon border adjustment mechanisms, loss & damage funding, adaptation funding,  mitigation funding, Bretton Woods reform, regulations for financial institutions, reforestation, landuse practices, clean cooking, tweaking current climate policies.
  3.  How do “we” get there?
    What are the steps to get there? Who are the key players? What are the key actions to get there? Lay it all on the table for the world to see.

A Safe Space

A Safe Space
Talanoa fosters stability and inclusiveness in dialogue, by creating a safe space that embraces mutual respect in decision-making platforms for a greater good. To facilitate the creation of this safe space, Talanoa dialogues are conducted under Chatham House Rules.  Anyone who comes to a meeting is free to use information from the discussion, but is not allowed to reveal who made any particular comment.



Background on Talanoa Dialogues

Talanoa is a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good. The process of Talanoa involves the sharing of ideas, skills and experience through storytelling. During the process, participants build trust and advance knowledge through empathy and understanding. Blaming others and making critical observations are inconsistent with building mutual trust and respect, and therefore inconsistent with the Talanoa concept.


What will be done with the dialogues?

What we will do with the Dialogues

What will we do with the dialogues:
We will create an online presence of the dialogues shared without divulging the identities of the participants who shared their stories and perspectives.

Excerpts shared with us will be highlighted on our social media channels, website, presentations and newsletters in the lead-up to the World Bank Spring Meetings in April,  the G7 Leaders meeting in Japan in May and the CCL USA Conference in June.

During the week of Earth Day we will conduct a special event to broadcast the submissions in their entirety back to back and then ask the audience to reflect on the submissions in a Menti.

An edited compilation of those dialogues will be created a posted on this website.

Most importantly, the fierce sharing by everyone in all the diversity will change the DNA of our organization for the greater good. We are our stories and our members are the source of power.

A Talanoa Dialogue For Women in All Their Diversity

A Talanoa Dialogue with Women in All Their Diversity

In September 2022 we conducted our first Talanoa Dialogue from Women in All Their Diversity.

It was well-received and in fact, and our leaders from all over the world asked for us to do it again for everyone.

Watch the 3:30 minute video of women sharing their climate ambitions and solutions. Contributers included women from Kenya, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Panama and Sweden.