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Join us at the Informal Interfaith gathering in the spirit of the Talanoa Dialogue that will take place both in-person at COP28 and virtually on 30 November from 1:30 pm SAST / 15:30 GST.

Talanoa dialogues are Fijian indigenous peoples’ way of solving problems in their communities, and Fiji, when president of COP23, introduced the concept to work on the most challenging issues. The methodology of a Talanoa Dialogue leads participants to address the following questions: Where are we? // Where do we want to go? // How do we get there?

As faith communities active in climate action, the Talanoa Dialogue will bring us to discuss, as faith communities in relation to climate challenges: where are we; where do we want to go; and how do we get there.

This gathering also aims to provide a nourishing and hopeful event for climate justice advocates at the start of the COP, as well as space to look at solutions from different angles.

For those attending COP28 in person, event bookings can be done at:

Part of the event will also be accessible online:

Opening Panel & Interfaith Service (no registration):

Small Groups (registration):


In Person Programme from 15:00 (GST)

Venue: Christ Church Jebel Ali, Jebel Ali Village Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates

  • 15:00 Arrivals
  • 15:30 Welcome, Opening & Panel discussion
  • 17:00 Talanoa Small Group Discussions on the role of faith actors
  • 18:30 Interfaith service
  • 19:20 Light vegan shared meal
  • 20:00 End



Virtual Programme from 13:00 (SAST)

Platform: Zoom



This event is organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

More information about the event can be found below and online here:


Download the poster here and click on the links to join.


COP28 ILC Talanoa Dialogue flyer
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