Climate Transparency Strategy and Partners Workshop
Berlin, 21-23 May 2019; Climate Transparency’s Strategy and Partners Workshop gathered partners from 14 organisations from different G20 countries and affiliated experts from various stakeholder groups such as civil society, foundations, international organisations, the financial sector and governments for a three-day event. Participants discussed the concept and indicators of the Brown to Green Report 2019 and how to maximize the partnership’s impact – raising ambition in climate action in G20 countries – through various stakeholder activities.
Participants: Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) (Argentina), Fundação COPPETEC/Centro Clima (Brazil), Energy Research Institute/National Development and Reform Commission (China), the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (India), Institute for Essential Service Reform (IESR) (Indonesia), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Iniciativa Climática de Mexico (ICM) (Mexico) and the Energy Research Center of University of Cape Town (South Africa) as well as representatives from Climate Analytics, ClimateWorks Foundation, Enerdata, the European Climate Foundation, Germanwatch, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Global Strategic Communication Council (GSCC), Overseas Development Institute, Technical University of Denmark, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and World Bank Group.
During the first day of the workshop, following the Brown to Green Forum, partners agreed to develop a policy paper series on a low-carbon transformation in the transport sector to be discussed at national workshops in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Mexico and South Africa.
On the second day of the workshop, Gerd Leipold presented Climate Transparency’s strategy 2019-2025. Inputs by Katia Simeonova (UNFCCC process), Ragnhild Pieper (trends media coverage on climate), Pascal Charriau (global energy trends) and Sandhya Srinivasan (climate finance and carbon markets) described the external environment in which Climate Transparency is operating. All partners discussed strategic questions in four groups via World Café.The second part of the day has been devoted to the debate on indicators for this year’s edition of the Brown to Green Report, which will be published in November 2019. Key discussion topics included rating methods, 1.5°C benchmarks, equity considerations of the data of the Climate Action Tracker, the further development of a sectoral mitigation policy rating and just transition.
On the last day, partners discussed the development of new adaptation and finance indicators as well as new suggestions for the front page of the 20 country profiles of the Brown to Green Report. The afternoon session has been devoted to communication activities of Climate Transparency in 2019 as well as its contribution to the UN Secretary General Summit in New York in September 2019.
Participants welcomed fruitful discussions and big engagement presented from all partners during the workshop.
The three-days workshop has been organized by the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, currently serving as the International Secretariat of Climate Transparency, in co-operation with Germanwatch.