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

Publication

Private Financial Institutions’ Commitments to Paris Alignment

A thorough tracking and analysis of public commitments to address climate change from more than 350 private financial actors across four financial sectors (asset owner, asset manager, commercial bank, insurer).

Publication

Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2021

The 2021 Global Landscape of Climate Finance shows that global climate finance reached USD 632 billion in 2019/2020, a 10% increase from 2017/2018.

Publication

Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2021

Energizing Finance, developed in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All, provides a comprehensive analysis of tracked finance commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.

Blog

How can we meet the urgency of financing climate action in cities?

One of the key challenges for cities to meet their climate goals is the availability of finance and technical expertise, especially in developing economies. However, opportunities exist to better understand the landscape of and sources for urban climate finance, what’s preventing its scale-up, and how choices at the municipal, regional, and national levels can optimize the environment for urban climate finance.

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Blog: Indonesia wants a carbon tax, but with subsidies?

Indonesia is preparing a carbon tax to cut down emissions and free up funds for climate action. But a carbon tax on coal and fuels will not affect buyers as the cost is kept artificially low by government subsidies. To achieve its goal, the carbon tax should open a wider opportunity for Indonesia to refocus its state budget, and phase out its fossil-fuel subsidies. This blog highlights the key elements for the carbon tax to launch successfully.

Blog

Climate Finance Can Transform Food Systems

Climate finance can provide the means to accelerate the sustainable food systems transformation.

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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

Vivek Sen

Manager

Yash Kashyap

Analyst
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