CLIMATE

TRANSPARENCY

AMBITION CALLS

Climate Transparency,  a global partnership of 14 partners from the majority of G20 countries, has published policy recommendations for key G20 members for more climate action that translate the UN Secretary-General’s expectations for the Climate Action Summit into concrete deliverables.

Building on the findings of the Brown to Green Report, these recommendations include realistic country-specific actions that will enhance global efforts to tackle climate change.

ARGENTINA

  1. Stop exploiting new oil and gas reserves
  2. Stop unsustainable agricultural practices and associated deforestation
  3. Shift individual transport modes towards sustainable low-emissions public transport and non-motorised mobility
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AUSTRALIA

  1. Phase out coal power plants by 2030 and achieve 100% renewable electricity generation in the 2030s
  2. 100% share of sales of new passenger cars to be zero-emissions before 2035
  3. Decarbonise the entire system (demand and supply sectors) by 2050
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CHINA

  1. Restrict investment in new coal
  2. Increase electrical carbon efficiency
  3. Enhance NDC by bringing forward the date for China to peak CO2 emissions
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EUROPEAN UNION

  1. Adapt goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest and ratchet up the 2030 target in line with the Paris Agreement 1.5˚C limit
  2. Adopt goal of 100% of sales of emissions free cars by 2030
  3. Moratorium to stop expansion of gas infrastructure (pipelines and LNG ports)
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FRANCE

  1. Scale up renovations to low-energy building standards, to reach 500,000 houses per year as soon as possible
  2. Ramp up the deployment of renewables to at least double the rate of energy production per year (including electricity and heat)
  3. Review economic incentives to promote low-carbon vehicles, to reach 10% market share of new vehicles by 2022 and 35% share by 2030
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GERMANY

  1. Adopt a climate change act with a more ambitious 2030 target than -55%, coal phase-out by 2030 at the latest and other measures
  2. Implement a CO2 price of at least 50€ for transport and heating, with compensation to households
  3. Introduce mandatory climate-related risks disclosure for assets in the finance and real economy no later than December 2020
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INDIA

  1. Strengthen the 40% non-fossil fuel target of the NDC
  2. Enhance the emissions intensity target of the NDC
  3. Adopt a goal of 100% sales of zero-emission vehicles by 2035
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INDONESIA

  1. Decrease coal power plants and triple renewable energy share in the power sector in 2030
  2. Increase energy enciency in household appliances and lighting, which could avoid 26.5 GW of peak demand in 2030
  3. Achieve a permanent forest-clearing moratorium, potentially protecting at least 660,000 square kilometers of existing primary and peat forests listed in Indonesia’s Indicative Moratorium Map
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JAPAN

  1. Raise 2030 NDC target
  2. Introduce higher carbon pricing
  3. Formulate the next strategic energy plan with coal phase-out
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MEXICO

  1. Adopt the target of net-zero emissions by 2050
  2. Commit to a just transition to phase out coal by 2030
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SOUTH AFRICA

  1. Achieve ambitious coal transitions for development
  2. Roll out mass electrified public transit in urban centres by 2050
  3. Establish tighter building codes for new residential buildings and shift to more efficient appliances
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UNITED KINGDOM

  1. Establish a moratorium on current and new permits for North Sea oil and gas exploration and extraction
  2. Adopt goal of 100% sales of zero-emission cars by 2030
  3. Ban further airport expansions, to curb the rise in aviation emissions
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  1. Adopt goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest
  2. Commit to achieve 100% sales of emission-free cars by 2030
  3. Stop export policy for liquid natural gas
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