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.
Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019
The 2019 edition of Climate Policy Initiative’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance provides the most comprehensive overview of global climate-related primary investment.
Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2020
The Energizing Finance series provides a comprehensive analysis of commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.
Implementing Alignment: Recommendations for the International Development Finance Club
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.
Emissions Accounting in Managed Coal Phaseout Finance
Financing early coal retirement creates a potential dilemma for financial institutions: adding emissions-intensive assets to the financing institution’s portfolio during a time when financial institutions are increasing efforts to reduce the emissions covered in their portfolios. This brief outlines several approaches to deal with this possible friction.
Climate Finance in Indonesia: A landmark 2022 lays solid foundation for action in 2023
As Indonesia took up the mantle of G20 presidency, 2022 was a particularly momentous year filled with opportunities to examine the country’s climate finance landscape, improve the underpinning regulatory framework, and foster greater global cooperation on ensuring just energy transitions. Here is a reflection of progresses we have achieved in both sustainable finance and energy transition areas last year and a preview of what is underway for 2023.
Analysis: Costs and Impacts of Low-Carbon Technologies for Steel and Cement Sectors in India
This piece discusses key policy recommendations from the steel and cement sectors in India based on our analysis of low-carbon solutions (LCS), which are critical in policy-making and investment decisions.
Policy Brief: How to Increase Financing for Urban Climate Adaptation and Resilience
This policy brief presents key actions for national policymakers around the world to increase the amount of available finance for cities to respond to climate risks.
Climate Risks and Opportunities
More than 75% of Indian districts are hotspots for extreme climate events. The white paper discusses the current state in Indian Financial sector and emerging directions.
Blog: De-risking Climate Finance with Magic Wands
This blog highlights the use of guarantees and insurance as useful mechanisms to de-risk finance and demonstrates how similar approaches can be used to leverage public finance. It is a follow up of another blog -Ways to de-risk Climate Finance.