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»Die Maßnahmen der G20-Staaten gegen den Klimawandel sind höchst unzureichend«

Brown-to-Green-Report von 14 wissenschaftlichen Instituten und Denkfabriken, 14.11.2018 (engl. Originalfassung)

Global greenhouse gas emissions need to reach zero in the middle of the second half of this century. The G20 countries’ greenhouse gas emissions grew by 34% between 1990 and 2014. Yet, in the same period their economies grew more, by nearly 117%, demonstrating that G20 countries are using energy resources more efficiently than in the past. In half the G20 member countries, greenhouse gas emissions per capita are no longer increasing. Recently published numbers suggest that total global energyrelated CO emissions have stalled for three consecutive years (2014–2016).
The G20 countries as a whole have made big efforts to reduce their impact on climate. They have started the transition from brown to green, but are in an early phase. Present efforts are neither sufficient in speed – nor in depth – to keep global warming to the limit set in the Paris Agreement: “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C” and “to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”.
The Brown to Green Report 2017 by Climate Transparency provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing 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). Findings are based on publicly available data by renowned institutions.

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