As China expands its global economic reach, its focus and impact on climate issues is increasing, domestically and abroad.
To help policy makers, investors and industry analysts make informed decisions, CPI produces a range of research and analysis on the state of climate finance related to China, from domestic green fiscal policy to international capital fundraising and investment.
To better understand China’s green bond market, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) conducted extensive primary data research to track bond issuances, their use of proceeds and their environmental and climate impacts.
The Chinese green bond market expanded rapidly from 2016-2019, with more than USD 120 billion of cumulative issuance.
This paper explores how green finance in China can go beyond financing assets that are consistent with sustainability goals to fulfill the investment needs required to transform sectors or China’s economy to a more sustainable model.
CPI examines the financing of Chinese coal power plants, beginning with an overview of the current state of the coal power sector, with the aim of exploring financing levers which could optimize electric power growth while also greening the system.
China has grown into a major provider of coal power finance in overseas markets
Tracking Emissions and Mitigation Actions: Learning from MRV Systems in China, Germany, Italy, and the United States
CPI has engaged in an effort to characterize, evaluate, and draw insights from existing domestic MRV systems for emissions and mitigation actions in four of the major emitters – China, Germany, Italy, and the United States.