G20 Brown to Green Report 2017

The Brown to Green Report 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance, and decarbonisation. The report summarises and compares the findings presented in Climate Transparency’s country profiles for each G20 country (incl. the EU).

It shows that G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2 degree” warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide margin.

The “Brown to Green Report 2017: the G20 transition to a low carbon economy” is the third annual stocktake of the G20’s climate efforts by the Climate Transparency global partnership, released ahead of this year’s meeting of G20 leaders in Hamburg. It has been developed by a group of experts from the G20 countries Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and the UK.

The Brown to Green report was made possible through support from the Stiftung Mercator, the World Bank and the European Climate Foundation.