Natural Capital Partners is hosting a series of five round-table discussions in the U.S. and Europe, each gathering companies from a wide range of industries which are already taking steps to significantly lower emissions and contribute to sustainable development.

Amsterdam Talanoa Dialogue

The Talanoa Dialogue was initiated by the Fijian presidency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2017. It aims to hear from civil society and business about how to accelerate progress to net zero, ahead of the Conference of the Parties in December in Katowice, Poland (COP 24), where the rules to implement the Paris Agreement are set to be agreed. A traditional word to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue, the Talanoa Dialogue focuses on three questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

We think that the private sector has the desire, means, and ability to deliver urgent climate action and we’re offering selected clients the opportunity to share their perspectives. Through a frank and open conversation with other companies, our clients will explore what the future of private sector climate action and leadership looks like under the Paris Agreement and the role of business in achieving net zero carbon emissions.

The two Dialogues we have held so far this year in San Francisco (May) and London (July), brought together 15 companies with collective revenues totalling more than $500 billion. Participants were from a wide-range of sectors including energy, finance, FMCG, professional services, creative industries and technology, and produced some strong new ideas for corporate climate action. We will be holding Talanoa Dialogues in New York (September), Dublin (September), Amsterdam (October) before submitting a final report to the UNFCCC at the end of October.

For this event we are partnering with ING, an international bank offering banking services to more than 37 million customers worldwide. ING feels banks have a role to play in addressing the challenges climate change poses and believes in going beyond just mitigating harm, by driving sustainable progress and help lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy by supporting its clients and making conscious decisions in financing.

 

Attendence of our Talanoa Dialogues is by invitation only. Please contact Alex Watson if you are interested in attending. 

Find out more about the our contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue in our blog.

Find out more about the Talanoa Dialogue on the official website.