The Forum focused on ways in which local and regional governments are moving ahead to advance resilience planning, SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) targets and the Sendai Framework for DRR. It also addressed ways for cities to contribute to global reviews and inform national adaptation frameworks by compiling and reporting DRR efforts. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said the Talanoa Dialogue can serve as a model for communicating with private citizens in cities and as an opportunity for cities to have their voices heard and experiences shared.