This report by Ecofys and Germanwatch analyses over 100 policies in the G20 countries and shows that climate-friendly policies not only bring environmental benefits, but they can also boost and diversify the economy.

Negotiations on a future climate policy framework addressing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) are ongoing. Regardless of how such a framework will be designed, many technical solutions of estimating forest cover and forest carbon stock change exist to support policy in monitoring and accounting.

The new analysis presents recent and expected emission developments of each country and various other indicators, and gives an overview of the most important activities by the federal governments to respond to the threat of climate change.