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.
The Energizing Finance series provides a comprehensive analysis of commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.
This study identifies the changes the Paris Agreement implies for the role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) – specifically members of the IDFC – and how they may implement these changes through a targeted set of activities.
This brief aims to address the energy efficiency data gap by proposing a methodology for estimating climate finance in energy efficiency in newly constructed green buildings and by adding a more granular view on the alignment of projects—and investments—with low-emission scenarios.
In the wake of COP26, a renewed sense of urgency has gathered around climate finance and the complex and sometimes competing challenges this raises. CPI has released the in-depth version of its 2021 Global Landscape of Climate Finance report, which seeks to calibrate this discussion by providing the most comprehensive overview of global climate-related primary investment in 2019/2020.
The 2021 Global Landscape of Climate Finance shows that global climate finance reached USD 632 billion in 2019/2020. Building on the preview findings released in the run-up to COP, this version dives deeper into the financial flows along their life cycles, from sources and intermediaries, through to how finance is ultimately used on the ground.
Institutions managing over $130 trillion in assets are now committed to net zero by 2050. This increase in the number of commitments has been met with equal parts excitement, trepidation, and skepticism. This blog explains what to look for when assessing net zero commitments.