G20 Brown to Green Report 2019
The Summary Report 2019 provides a comprehensive overview of all G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition towards a net-zero emissions economy. The report draws on the latest emissions data from 2018 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Providing country ratings, it identifies leaders and laggards in the G20.
The Brown to Green Report is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It's latest issue provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation action, finance and adaptation. Developed by experts from 14 research organisations and NGOs from the majority of the G20 countries, the report draws on the latest emissions data from 2018 and covers 80 indicators on decarbonisation, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change
AGRICULTURE & LAND USE: Less consumption of animal products will lower G20 emissions in agriculture. High deforestation rates in Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Indonesia must be cut. G20 GHG emissions from agriculture continue to climb . Livestock rearing is the main driver and accounts for 40% of agricultural emissions . The four rainforest countries of the G20 – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia – need to develop a strategy for net-zero deforestation by the 2020s in order to be 1 .5°C compatible . At the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, Argentina announced it would aim for net-zero deforestation by 2030 . India, China and Mexico rank highest for their long-term deforestation policies . India is the only G20 country with 1 .5°C compatible forest policies .