Berlin, 26 January 2017; Germany’s G20 Presidency offers a window of opportunity for raising ambition in climate action. The G20 can give a powerful signal for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In particular, the G20 can take steps towards removing fossil fuel subsidies, adapt financial regulation to reflect climate risks and shift investments from fossil fuel to low carbon technologies.
BROWN TO GREEN FORUM
How to raise ambition in climate action in G20 countries?
26 January 2017
French Embassy in Berlin, Wilhelmstraße 69, 10117 Berlin
The Brown to Green Forum discussed with high-level representatives and experts from G20 countries how to increase ambition for climate action in the G20. It explored policy options, opportunities and new coalitions within the G20 and particularly discussed the role of the financial sector to drive the shift from fossil-fuel to low-carbon investments. Climate Transparency further presented a comparison of G20 countries’ climate action.
The Brown to Green Forum – concluding a two-days strategy meeting of Climate Transparency’s partners – convened international experts from governments, academia, civil society and the financial sector of G20 countries. The Forum was hosted jointly by the French Embassy in Germany, Stiftung Mercator and Climate Transparency and supported by the World Bank.
Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety and Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea in France and President of COP21 gave the key note speeches.