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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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Blog: Can tropical rainforests benefit from surging voluntary carbon markets? The case of Indonesia

Indonesia has listed carbon pricing as one of the key climate finance instruments on its climate policy directions, recognizing the potential value of voluntary carbon markets. This blog proposes how tropical forest-rich countries such as Indonesia can respond positively to the upsurge of voluntary carbon markets.

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India's green growth imperative

India’s commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2° Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels, include three quantifiable objectives. By 2030, the country aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35%.

Publication

Coal Power Finance in High-Impact Countries

This brief highlights the political and economic dynamics underpinning recent investments in coal-fired power in 18 high-impact countries, defined as the countries with the highest absolute gaps in access to electricity.

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Delicious and abundant: yes, we’re talking about voluntary carbon markets

Rather than criticizing voluntary carbon markets on their potential for abuse or deferring focus on true abatement, we need to support the process of building integrity across the entire voluntary carbon market supply and use chain

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Accelerating renewable energy finance in Indonesia: The potential of municipal green bonds

Despite their potential, Indonesia’s capital market is yet to see the issuance of municipal green bonds due to multiple challenges. This study explores the use of municipal bonds to support Indonesia’s energy transition targets and analyze the overall feasibility of implementing such bonds.

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Podcast: Vikram Widge speaks to Paulson Institute's The Green Team

In this podcast, Vikram Widge, our Senior Advisor shares his thoughts on climate finance, expectations for China’s national carbon market, the role of private sector green finance, and the trajectory of green finance development.

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Team

Aishwarya Chauhan

Digital Communications Assistant

Albertus Prabu Siagian

Analyst

Alex Clark

Consultant

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Analyst

Angel Jacob

Senior Communications Associate

Angela Ortega Pastor

Analyst

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

Ben Broché

Manager

Brurce Muhammad Mecca

Analyst

Carla Orrego

Analyst

Caroline Dreyer

Senior Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Daniela Chiriac

Senior Consultant

Danielle Knight

Chief Financial Officer

Dhruba Purkayastha

India Director & USICEF Director

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Donovan Escalante

Manager

Eyerusalem Masale

Project Assistant

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Githungo Wakaba

Junior Analyst

Howard Bamsey

Board of Directors

Idan Sasson

Project Coordinator

Jake Connolly

Analyst

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

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

Manager

Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

Luthfyana Kartika Larasati

Senior Analyst

Marie Goumballa

Finance and Grants Associate

Matthew Solomon

Analyst

Melody Salerno

Operations and Communications Associate

Morgan Richmond

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Zeki

Analyst

Neha Khanna

Manager

Nicole Pinko

Senior Analyst

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Paul Rosane

Analyst

Priscilla Negreiros

Manager

Rachel Kyte

Board of Directors

Rajashree Padmanabhi

Analyst

Rob Kahn

Head of Communications

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Saeful Muluk

Consultant

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Senior Analyst

Sandra Guzmán

Manager

Sean Stout

Junior Analyst

Shabdita Bajpai

Finance Associate

Shreyans Jain

Analyst

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

Thomas C. Heller

Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor

Tiza Mafira

Associate Director

Valerio Micale

Manager

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Associate Director

Vikram Widge

Senior Advisor

Yash Kashyap

Analyst
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