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Assessing the G20 transition to a low-carbon economy

2nd September 2016

The G20 needs to increase efforts to move to a green, low-carbon economy, especially in the areas of coal power expansion and climate policy, but is beginning to head in the right direction. This is the key result of a comprehensive assessment of G20 climate action, released by Climate Transparency  ahead of the G20 summit in China.

The report draws on the assessment work of the Climate Action Tracker amongst others. With climate change high on this year's G20 agenda, along with green finance, the assessment looks at a range of indicators on climate action, including investment attractiveness, investment in renewable energy, climate policy, the carbon intensity of both the energy and electricity sectors of the G20 economies, their fossil fuel subsidies and their contributions to climate finance.

Download the report and factsheets on each country from