Climate Transparency Report 2022

The Climate Transparency Report provides a concise overview of the key facts and figures on the state of climate performance of the G20 in a comparative stocktake.

The analysis covers adaptation, mitigation and finance, with 20 detailed country profiles of all G20 members and a summary of key findings. In 2022, the report especially highlights the link between the climate emergency and energy crisis.

Developed by experts from 16 partner organisations from the majority of the G20 countries, the report informs policy makers and stimulates national debates. Thanks to comparable and concise information, the Climate Transparency Report serves as a useful reference for decision makers and actors, and also for those central for climate for whom climate is not central.

The eighth edition of the Climate Transparency Report highlights the link between the climate and energy crises.

The review is based on 100 indicators for adaptation, mitigation and finance with detailed country profiles of all G20 members and a summary of key findings. The report is a clear reference tool for decision makers.

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Energy-Related CO2 emissions rebounded in 2021, insufficient decoupling of emissions from GDP growth

Source: Enerdata 2021

Before the pandemic total annual GHG emissions plateaued in the G20


Source: Guetschow, J. et al., 2021; Climate Action Tracker, 2022b

G20 per capita emissions decreased on average by 1% from 2015-2019, but increased in 5 countries

Source: Enerdata, 2022

Methane emissions still rising; six G20 members did not sign the global methane pledge


Source: Climate and Clean Air Coalition, 2021; Guetschow et al., 2021

Neither NDC 2030 targets nor policy projections are 1.5°C aligned


Source: Climate Action Tracker, 2022a, 2022b; Climate Analytics, 2021

More countries announce net zero targets


Source: Climate Action Tracker, 2022b; France: IDDRI, 2022; Italy: ECCO (

The climate emergency has economic and health impacts on all people 


Source: Romanello, M. et al., 2022

Extreme heat and food scarcity will affect many members of the G20


Source: Climate analytics, 2021; Statista, 2022

Most national adaptation strategies include regular reviews


Source: Own Evaluation

Almost all G20 members increased their share of renewables -this trend must urgently accelerate 


Source: Enerdata, 2022

Increased share of renewables driven by wind and solar; however, rebound in 2021 mainly carried by fossil fuels


Source: Enerdata, 2022

Transport emissions continue to grow


Source: Enerdata, 2022

Overall growth in building emissions, but average per capita emissions from 2015-2019 unchanged


Source: Enerdata, 2022

Industry emissions intensity decreased in 12 G20 members between 2014 and 2018


Source: Enerdata, 2022

Carbon prices are rising, but still too low, coverage in the G20 remains highly insufficient, except in few countries


Source: Carbon pricing leadership coalition, 2022

High levels of subsidies for fossil fuel consumption and production continued, even during the covid pandemic


Source: OECD-IEA fossil fuel support database, 2022

G20 public finance for energy is still heavily skewed towards fossil fuels


Source: Oil change international, 2022

Only 3 of 8 countries provide their fair share of the USD 100BN annual climate finance goal


Source: Colenbrander, S. et al., 2022

G20 policy assessments by sector


Source: Enerdata, 2022

G20 emission intensity of the power sector, rebound after COVID-19 restrictions


Source: Enerdata, 2022

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The Climate Transparency Report serves as an important annual update assessing G20 countries’ climate action, concisely capturing countries’ progress with achieving decarbonisation and resilience goals and setting the context for deeper discussions on climate change.

Jennifer Sara, Global Director of Climate Change at the World Bank Group.


G20 countries are late. Late with 2030 climate targets, fossil fuel phase-out plans and climate finance packages. The Climate Transparency Report reveals that the G20 needs to move mountains to ensure we can still walk the narrow 1.5°C paths. Luckily, it’s not possible. Tasks are clearly defined. We need leaders of the world’s largest emitters stepping up and delivering their outstanding duties.

Laurence Tubiana, CEO European Climate Foundation.


The consequences of the climate emergency are becoming more and more visible, with floods, extreme heat waves and unusual droughts. To respond to the climate crisis we are already experiencing, we need urgent and ambitious climate action now. The Climate Transparency Report tells us where we are and what has to be done.”

Lewis Pugh, Endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans.


As founder of Transparency International I know the importance and value of transparency. Climate Transparency provides powerful information about the climate action of the G20 countries. It allows comparisons, which drives learning and competition, and it enables civil society and media to hold governments and business to account.

Peter Eigen, Co-Chair of Climate Transparency.


Good climate policies and climate action strategies need to be based on sound and credible information. This requires robust and transparent assessment methods like the ones in the Climate Transparency Report.

Rodolfo Lacy, Director of Climate Action and Environment for Latin America and Special Envoy for Climate Matters for the UN.

Climate Transparency launched its “Climate Transparency Report 2022” on 20 October 2022.