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

Tracking Incremental Energy Efficiency Investments in Certified Green Buildings

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.

Blog

Finance for climate action is not on a par with the warming world

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.

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. 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.

Blog

What to look for when assessing net zero commitments from private financial institutions

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.

Blog

5 Climate Finance Themes that Emerged from COP26

The blizzard of announcements and events from COP26 can be challenging to parse.

Publication

A Snapshot of Urban Green Finance in Two Indian Cities

This study examines the landscape of urban green finance in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Kolkata

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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

Benjamin Thomas

Analyst

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

Elana Fortin

Junior Design Associate

Eyerusalem Masale

Project Assistant

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Githungo Wakaba

Junior Analyst

Greta Dobrovich

Junior Analyst

Howard Bamsey

Board of Directors

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

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

Luthfyana Kartika Larasati

Senior Analyst

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

Pedro de Aragão Fernandes

Analyst

Priscilla Negreiros

Manager

Rachel Kyte

Board of Directors

Rajashree Padmanabhi

Analyst

Renata Canini

Analyst

Rob Kahn

Head of Communications

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

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

Suparna Dalal

Senior Operations and Program Associate

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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