In India, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) develops innovative finance and policy solutions that support credible, equitable green growth and transition plans. Our work helps ensure that the Government of India, Development Finance Institutions, the private sector, and the overall Indian economy reach ambitious net-zero and sustainability goals. This work includes green finance, sustainable finance, renewable energy, and just energy transition.
Our work focuses on three thematic areas: enabling capital through managing funds and creating blended finance and risk management frameworks; promoting green and sustainable finance initiatives through monitoring finance flows and evaluating environmental impacts; and enabling a just transition through transforming electricity systems, reducing emissions, and creating a fair framework.
Among other research, analysis, and financial innovation efforts, we manage: the India window of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, an incubator for innovative climate finance instruments; the India Clean Energy Finance initiative, a program to mobilize debt financing for distributed solar energy; the India Pure Finance Facility, an initiative for promoting productive applications of Renewable Energy; and the India Center for Sustainable Finance, a knowledge and networking hub designed to accelerate India’s financial sector towards a more sustainable future.
Our expertise includes renewable energy, climate finance, sustainable transportation, industrial decarbonization, just transition, and greening the financial sector. Dhruba Purkayastha leads the team.
Policy Brief: Policies and Enabling Environment to Drive Private Investments for Industrial Decarbonization in India
This brief aims to support policymakers in making informed decisions and prioritize actions that can drive climate-aligned private investments to bridge the financing gap for low-carbon development of industries in India.
Academics, think-tanks and policy-makers to date have focused on devising policy interventions required for just transitions. CPI is focusing on developing ‘Finance’ as the transition assistance (TA) tool. This blog introduces “Vulnerability Assessment” as a stepping stone to identify regions/states which would require this assistance.
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.
“Transition Finance: Supporting India’s Net-Zero Goals” delineates the importance of transition finance and explores innovative financial solutions that can facilitate India’s ambitious journey towards net-zero.
While the high-level numbers on climate investments required in India are well acknowledged, this report is an attempt by Impact Investors Council (IIC) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), to delve deeper and identify climate-oriented sectors in both mitigation and adaptation which offer potential investment opportunities across green value chains in products, technologies, and services. With the right set of enabling policies and incentives, these critical climate investment sectors have the potential to scale up significantly.
This report endeavours to provide adequate investment information to global strategic and financial investors on the scale of green investment opportunities in India.
The Impact Financing Facility for Climate-Focused Social Enterprises is a credit guarantee mechanism augmented by technical assistance that helps innovative, new to-credit climate-focused social enterprises and their end users unlock collateral-free commercial debt, build a credit history, and scale operations to create greater impact.
The chapter looks at financing transition technologies from the perspective of financial institutions. It attempts to think through the concept of transition finance and discusses the current definition and emerging regulations in the field.
The chapter evaluates the transition linked to financial risk and proposes a business diversification framework for the PSUs engaged primarily in the business of solid fossil mining (Coal India Limited) and conventional power generation (NTPC Limited). The business diversification framework considers technology maturity, market potential, and financial attractiveness to develop competing investment scenarios. This analysis is aimed at supporting medium to long-term business planning for the futureproofing of these PSUs.