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)
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.