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.


Latest work


Guidelines for Building a National Landscape of Climate Finance

We outline the process for developing a national climate finance landscape in four steps. By working through each step, countries will learn key insights to how, when, and from whom finance is flowing towards climate action.


Debt-for-climate swaps — are they really a good idea, and what are the challenges?

Debt-for-climate swaps have become a movement within development finance over the past few months. But: Are they really a good idea, and if so what hurdles must be overcome to get to the opportunities beyond?


The Biden Administration’s potential impact on climate finance

The incoming Biden Administration has powerful tools to accelerate climate investment.


Updated View on the Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019

This update to the Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019 report offers a preliminary estimate for finance in 2019, drawing on data published in 2020.


Urban Climate Finance in the Wake of COVID-19

From the USD 20.5 trillion pledged to COVID-19 recovery globally, only USD 1.1 trillion dollars have been committed to cities.


Paris Misaligned: A Look at the U.S. Transport Sector

In 2017, global EV sales reached one million for the first time. The year after, sales had almost doubled. But what kind of impact are these vehicles having, and how far are we from road transport systems that are compatible with a world of less than 2°C warming?


Paris Misaligned?

Globally, 29% of new power investment in 2018, or approximately USD 129 billion, was invested in fossil fuel power putting the world on a temperature trajectory of over 3.2°C – more than double the level targeted in the Paris Agreement.


Fostering Economic Resilience in Berau through Smallholder Crop Diversification

This CPI study explores crop diversification opportunities to support independent smallholders in Berau for better long-term outcomes


Albertus Prabu Siagian


Alex Clark


Alke Rabinsa Haesra


Angel Jacob

Communications Associate

Angela Falconer


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


Brurce Muhammad Mecca

Assistant Analyst

Carla Orrego


Caroline Dreyer

Senior Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Cooper Wetherbee


Daniela Chiriac

Senior Consultant

Danielle Knight

Chief Financial Officer

Dhruba Purkayastha

Interim India Director & USICEF Director

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Donovan Escalante


Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Felipe Borschiver


Howard Bamsey

Board of Directors

Idan Sasson

Project Coordinator

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

June Choi


Kaye Bettney

HR & Operations Manager

Keren Gross

Operations Associate

Khin Khin Wong

Senior Accountant

Kristiina Yang

Project Coordinator

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Labanya Prakash Jena


Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

Luthfyana Kartika Larasati

Senior Analyst

Matthew Solomon


Melody Salerno

Assistant Operations and Communications Associate

Morgan Richmond


Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Zeki


Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Paul Rosane

Junior Analyst

Priscilla Negreiros

Project Manager

Rachel Kyte

Board of Directors

Rajashree Padmanabhi


Rob Kahn

Communications Manager

Rob Macquarie


Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Saeful Muluk


Sagar Srijan Joshi

Senior Analyst

Shabdita Bajpai

Finance Associate

Shreyans Jain


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


Valerio Micale


Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Project Manager, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Vikram Widge

Senior Advisor

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