In India, CPI develops innovative finance and policy solutions that support credible, equitable green growth and transition plans. Our work helps ensure that the GoI, 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 energy transition.
We manage the India Lab, an incubator for innovative climate finance instruments; the US-India Clean Energy Finance Initiative, an initiative to mobilize debt financing for distributed solar energy; and the US-India Catalytic Solar Finance Program.
CPI regularly provides analyses for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Finance, other policymakers and regulators, and business partners.
Our team’s expertise includes renewable energy, tracking climate finance flows, electric mobility, industrial decarbonization, low carbon transition, forestry, fiscal instrument design, managing climate risks, and greening the financial sector at large. The team is led by Dhruba Purkayastha.
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.
This study examines the landscape of urban green finance in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Kolkata
This blog highlights the urgent need for strong public policy and financial support in India to align two of the country’s largest CO2-emitting industrial sectors with long-term, low-carbon pathways.
Climate change has far-reaching impacts that are not limited to a particular sector or geography; it impacts the entire financial system. If left unchecked, this impact will be severe. This brief identifies key areas of intervention that would achieve the twin objectives of increasing finance for green activities and managing climate-related financial risk.
Paris Alignment of Power Sector Finance Flows in India: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
This brief identifies the challenges and opportunities in financing India’s ambitious renewable energy targets.
To better address food waste at the farm level, farmers—especially smallholder farmers—need access to efficient and clean cold storage solutions at affordable pricing. CaaS with VCCA helps smallholder farmers make decisions on lifecycle benefits, rather than upfront costs.