The Climate Transparency Report 2021
Tracking G20 climate action
Graphic design and Production management:
Design for development
Editing and Proofreading:
Tanya Goodman (Chapel Lane Editing services)
Roulé le Roux (Unfold)
Climate Transparency is a global partnership, consisting of 16 partner organisations from the G20 countries. Their mission: to stimulate a “race to the top” in climate action in G20 countries through enhanced transparency.
We had the privilege to design and produce the annual Climate Transparency report for 2020 and 2021. The report gives a comprehensive and comparable picture of the G20 climate action and consists of 20 country profiles (one for each country in the G20) and one Summary report which highlights the most important information from the country profiles.
The report is published each year ahead of the G20 summit as a resource for policy makers, the media, activists and other stakeholders working on climate change. The G20 are the biggest emitters of green house gasses responsible for global warming. The report’s main aim is to provide comparable and concise data drawn from 100 different indicators to highlight good practice and gaps.
The design challenge was to make the information user friendly and clear – to create graphs and data visualisations that are easy to understand, visually clear, and accurate without being overwhelmingly complicated. The design made use of colour coding, breaking the reports up into the 3 main sections on Adaptation, Mitigation and Finance. Icons and graphics were designed to support the main concepts in the text, making it easier to remember. A strong orange was chosen as the theme colour for 2021 to convey a sense of urgency.
As the planet warms and climate change threatens the environment and people we love, we are committed and proud to be working with organisations like Climate Transparency.
To assess how your country is performing, see the full set of reports here.