Full Title: Brown to Green: Assessing the G20 transition to a low-carbon economy
Author(s): Jan Burck, Niklas Höhne, Markus Hagemann, Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga, Gerd Leipold, Franziska Marten, Hannah Schindler, Sam Barnard, & Smita Nakhooda
Publisher(s): New Climate Institute
Publication Date: 09/2016


Description (excerpt):
“Brown to Green,” the title of this report, describes the Paris Agreement’s mission – and what we are doing to support it – in simple terms. The world must turn its back on destroying the climate through burning “brown” fossil fuels, and transition to a “green” low-carbon economy. Climate Transparency is using the best information, thorough analysis and well-reasoned judgment, to tell the world how well we are doing. Our analysis shows some encouraging signs that decarbonisation is progressing, but also that progress often moves at a snail’s pace, sideways, or even backwards. “Brown to Green” is Climate Transparency’s second report. We publish this on the eve of the G20 summit in China, the world’s second biggest economic power that, ahead of hosting the G20, has stressed the importance of climate action. We hope that China will use the opportunity to drive the G20 climate agenda significantly forward