Berlin, 3 July 2017; In the week of the G20 Summit Climate Transparency presented its new report “Brown to Green: The G20 Transition to a low-carbon economy”. The report provides concise, comprehensive, comparable and credible information on how well each G20 country has advanced in four areas: Emissions, Policy performance, Finance and Decarbonization.

Global emissions will need to peak within the coming years and be reduced to zero by 2050 to keep the 2°C or even 1.5°C limit under the Paris Agreement. The G20 countries are well positioned to play the needed leadership role in the transition from burning “brown” fossil fuels to a “green” low-carbon economy. But how well are they performing?

10:00  Welcome
Peter Eigen, Co-Chair Climate Transparency

10:05  Presentation Brown to Green Report
Jan Burck, Germanwatch
Niklas Höhne, NewClimate Institute
Shelagh Whitley, Overseas Development Institute

10:20  Statements from G20 country experts of Climate Transparency
Jiang Kejun, Energy Research Institute, China
Swati Agarwal, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Argentina

10:40  Q&A session

Facilitated by: Gerd Leipold, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform

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