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

The Future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India

India will require an annual DRE investment of USD 18 billion by 2024, a 10x increase from current levels to meet its sustainability targets. This CPI report outlines the benefits and market potential of India’s DRE sector, examines the current policy and institutional landscape, and provides tailored recommendations for the different stakeholders.

Blog

Highlights from the Landscape of Climate Finance in Kenya

Kenya accounts for less than 0.1% of global GHG emissions and its per capita emission is less than half the global average; yet Kenya suffers disproportionately from climate related disasters.

Blog

The Landscape of Climate Finance in the United States

A look at the state of climate finance in the U.S.

Blog

Is India's national budget green enough?

India’s budget for 2021-2022 lays a strong foundation for a sustainable recovery post-COVID-19, with a clear focus on infrastructure development and job creation. Despite the fiscal constraints due to the pandemic, the current budget does convey the government’s intent to fight climate change. However, the budgetary allocations may fall short given the sheer scale of estimated adverse economic impact due to the impending climate crisis.

Publication

Response to COVID-19: Energy Conservation and Efficiency Survey

This study, produced in collaboration with the Indonesia Energy Efficiency Society (MASKEEI), aims to measure and understand how COVID-19 has impacted the business of facility owners and energy efficiency service stakeholders through a targeted survey.

Publication

Leveraging National Development Banks to Enhance Financing for Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure

This report sets the stage to explore the mandate and capacities of National Development Banks in accelerating financing for local governments’ climate-smart urban infrastructure.

Blog

FAST-Infra

FAST-Infra aims to close the USD 3 trillion sustainable infrastructure investment gap with urgency by establishing a global sustainable infrastructure labelling system, along with financial mechanisms to mobilize private investment at scale for the financing of labelled projects.

Publication

A Framework for Tracking Cooling Investment

Global cooling needs are significant and expected to continue growing rapidly. This knowledge brief proposes a new approach to identify and track cooling transactions.

Team

Aishwarya Chauhan

Digital Communications Assistant

Albertus Prabu Siagian

Analyst

Alex Clark

Consultant

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Analyst

Angel Jacob

Senior Communications Associate

Angela Falconer

Director

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

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Ben Broché

Manager

Brurce Muhammad Mecca

Analyst

Carla Orrego

Analyst

Caroline Dreyer

Senior Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Cooper Wetherbee

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

Federico Mazza

Manager

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Githungo Wakaba

Junior Analyst

Howard Bamsey

Board of Directors

Idan Sasson

Project Coordinator

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

June Choi

Analyst

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

Assistant Operations and Communications Associate

Morgan Richmond

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Zeki

Analyst

Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Nicole Pinko

Senior Analyst

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Paul Rosane

Junior Analyst

Priscilla Negreiros

Manager

Rachel Kyte

Board of Directors

Rajashree Padmanabhi

Analyst

Rob Kahn

Head of Communications

Rob Macquarie

Analyst

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Saeful Muluk

Consultant

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Senior Analyst

Sean Stout

Junior Analyst

Shabdita Bajpai

Finance Associate

Shreyans Jain

Analyst

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

Tatiana Alves

Manager

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
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