The Highlights report serves as a concise, user-friendly summary of the most important insights and key messages.

The report includes 20 Country profiles – one for each country in the G20. Each profile shows the country's progress compared to the G20 average across 100 different indicators.

Small illustrations were created to support key takeaway messages, and aide knowledge retention.

The Country profiles were divided into 3 colour-coded sections covering the countries progress in terms of Adaptation, Mitigation and Finance.

The Highlights report made use of large photos as visual breaks on the graph-heavy pages. And to link the stories told by the data and graphs to real-world actions..

We designed the launch presentation which was used as part of the live launch on Youtube.

To help popularising the content, we created a set of social media posts for each of the 20 countries, showing key graphs and insights. As well a graphs from the Highlights report showing comparisons of different countries.

The Climate Transparency Report 2022

Tracking G20 climate action

Graphic design and Production management:
Design for development

Editing and Proofreading:
Tanya Goodman (Chapel Lane Editing services)

Cover illustration:
Roulé le Roux (Unfold)

The Climate Transparency Report 2022, is the third report we have designed and produced for the incredible team at Climate Transparency and their data partner, Climate Analytics. Climate Transparency is a global partnership and their mission is to stimulate a “race to the top” in climate action in G20 countries through enhanced transparency. Every year, they publish a report that gives a comprehensive picture of G20 countries’ climate action, to make it easy for policy makers and activists to compare and assess progress.

To prevent catastrophic climate change impacts, global warming needs to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C increase. But at the current rate, we are more likely to reach 2°C warming. The design therefor had to communicate the appropriate sense of urgency. The cover graphic aims to make a direct visual link between the sources of the fuels we use, and the impact on warming: fossil fuels = higher increase; renewables = lower increase.

Like previous years, the report had to be visually distinct from previous reports, but still fit comfortably under the main brand. The design challenge was to visualise the messages in the data and clarify the real-world implications and actions that are needed. The design relies on data visualisations and graphs to visually present the data, paired with small illustrations to support key takeaway messages, along with photographs in the Highlights report.

The full report includes 20 Country profiles – one for each country in the G20, and a Highlights report which serves as a concise, user-friendly summary of the most important insights from the country profiles.

We sincerely hope governments take heed of the key messages in the report and make use of the opportunities presented by the energy crisis to fast-track the move away from fossil fuels.