Objective and activities
Climate Transparency brings together the most authoritative climate assessments and expertise of institutions from G20 countries. Jointly, these experts develop a credible, comprehensive and comparable picture on the climate performance of G20 countries – The annual Brown to Green Report includes easy-to-use information on mitigation, vulnerability and finance. Based on the report, the IKI project strives to enhance the knowledge of key actors on G20 climate performance and thus their readiness to push for more ambitious climate action in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. Workshops, briefings, targeted knowledge products and media work provide vital information to government representatives – particularly finance experts and ministries – G20 stakeholders, NGOs, think tanks and business.
State of implementation/results
Project is on implementation phase. The Brown to Green Report 2018 was launched on November 14, 2018. The report has been prepared by 14 partners and further experts. Climate Transparency took part at various events within the UNFCCC COP24 in Poland this year.
Latest project developments
- Climate Transparency partners provided concrete country recommendations at the occasion of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Climate Ambition Summit, 23 September 2019 in New York. The recommendations build on the findings of the Brown to Green Report, which provides the most comprehensive and concise information about climate action in the G20 countries in a comparable form for more climate action to stimulate the national debate. These Ambition Calls were also shared by a website dedicated to inform journalists and delegates of the UN Summit receiving major international attention and have been communicated by partners to their governments and through social media channels as well as in national engagements with key stakeholders.
- Conducting the Strategy & Partners Workshop 2019 on 21-23 May in Berlin during which 14 partner organizations and further experts participated to discuss the strategy, content development and communication of the Brown to Green Report 2019 and further activities, such as the country focused policy papers 2019 on transport of the initiative.
- Conducting the high-level Brown to Green Forum 2019 on coal phase-out and a just transition in G20 countries in cooperation with the British Embassy on 21 May. A brief comparing actions of G20 countries in phasing out coal was presented, and country experts of the Climate Transparency partnership presented the coal transition policy papers produced within the partnership sharing their perspectives and country learnings.
- Publication of a policy brief on advancing climate action under the Japanese G20 Presidency and presentation and discussion of the findings at the International Workshop on G20 Subsidies and Public Finance for Fossil Fuels on April 18-19, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Climate Transparency co-hosted the workshop with Oil Change International, Overseas Development Institute, Global Subsidies Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society.
- Finalization of a Policy paper series of IESR, ERC and TERI on coal phase out and just transition, as well as a Policy paper series of ICM, Centro Clima and FARN on the energy transition, both include an analysis of the current barriers to raise ambition and recommendations for concrete action. In a series of workshops in Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa, the results and recommendations have been discussed with stakeholders from government, business and civil society. Climate Transparency partners from different countries were present to present their country insights on the respective topic.