Climate Finance

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Limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°Celsius while achieving sustainable development will require trillions in new investments, and a deliberate shift toward low-carbon, climate-resilient economic models.

With deep expertise in policy and finance, CPI’s analysts and advisors help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. Our Climate Finance program, a 70-person team led by Dr. Barbara Buchner, works to drive low carbon, resilient investment at scale.

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Latest work

Blog

How National Development Banks can drive climate-smart solutions in cities during COVID-19 and beyond

Blog

Powering reforms: Transforming India’s power sector through GARUDA

Retiring old, inefficient coal-based power plants by bundling them with new, cheap renewable energy plants would bring multiple transformational benefits to the power sector, improve the PLF and efficiency of old thermal plants.

Publication

Enhancing the Role of National Development Banks in Supporting Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure

This paper focuses on enhancing the role that National Development Banks play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.

Blog

Insuring Systemic Resilience: Mobilising public-private insurance action to deliver pandemic and climate resilience

Leading voices from across public and private sectors debate the crucial intersections between climate risk, pandemic risk, financial resilience, and the role of insurance.

Blog

China Green Bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

To better understand China’s green bond market, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) conducted extensive primary data research to track bond issuances, their use of proceeds and their environmental and climate impacts.

Blog

Rethinking the future of rural energy in Indonesia amid COVID-19

With the dawn of COVID-19, there is an immediate need for policymakers to create an investment environment that nudges capital flow towards decentralized renewable energy.

Publication

Accelerating Green Finance in India: Definitions and Beyond

There is a growing need to sensitize India’s financial sector about the importance and benefits of Green Finance, and ways to accelerate green capital flows in India.

Publication

Green Bonds in China: the State and Effectiveness of the Market / 中国绿色债券市场:趋势与分析

The Chinese green bond market expanded rapidly from 2016-2019, with more than USD 120 billion of cumulative issuance. 

Team

Alex Clark

Consultant

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Analyst

Angel Jacob

Communications Associate

Angela Falconer

Director

Angela Woodall

Senior Design Associate

Anna Balm

Project Manager for GNIplus Kenya

Arun Kumar Jain

Senior Finance Officer

Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance

Baysa Naran

Senior Analyst

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Ben Broche

Manager

Brurce Muhammad Mecca

Assistant Analyst

Caroline Dreyer

Senior Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Cooper Wetherbee

Analyst

Daniela Chiriac

Senior Analyst

Danielle Knight

Chief Financial Officer

Dhruba Purkayastha

Director, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Donovan Escalante

Manager

Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Hélène Van Caenegem

Analyst

Howard Bamsey

Board of Directors

Jane Chu

Senior Analyst

Jolly Sinha

Analyst

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

June Choi

Analyst

Kaye Bettney

Operations Manager

Keren Gross

Operations Associate

Khin Khin Wong

Senior Accountant

Kristiina Yang

Project Coordinator

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Labanya Prakash Jena

Manager

Leigh Madeira

Manager

Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

Luthfyana Kartika Larasati

Senior Analyst

Mahua Acharya

Asia Director

Matthew Solomon

Analyst

Melody Salerno

Assistant Operations and Communications Associate

Morgan Richmond

Analyst

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Zeki

Analyst

Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Priscilla Negreiros

Project Manager

Rachel Kyte

Board of Directors

Rajashree Padmanabhi

Analyst

Rob Kahn

Communications Manager

Rob Macquarie

Analyst

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Saeful Muluk

Consultant

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Senior Analyst

Shabdita Bajpai

Finance Associate

Shreyans Jain

Analyst

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

Tatiana Alves

Senior Analyst

Thomas C. Heller

Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor

Tiza Mafira

Associate Director

Valérie Furio

Analyst

Valerio Micale

Manager

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Project Manager, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Vikram Widge

Senior Advisor
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