In India, CPI focuses on developing innovative finance and policy solutions in support of the renewable energy and green growth plans of the Government of India. We work with a host of partners including the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency through the management of a USD 10 million engagement for decentralized solar, and more recently with Encourage Capital and KfW on the build-up of financial intermediaries.
The team expertise lies in renewable energy, electric mobility, forestry, fiscal instrument design, and the financial sector at large.
CPI’s India program is led by Dhruba Purkayastha.
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.
Improving the impact of fiscal stimulus in Asia: An analysis of green recovery investments and opportunities
India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea have together announced a total of USD 884 billion in COVID-19 recovery stimulus packages. This study maps the ‘greenness’ of these fiscal stimulus measures and their contribution towards country-level climate objectives.
97% of Indian households now have access to electricity with an average of 20.6 hours of grid-electricity supply. But there are still gaps that need to be filled for India to achieve its vision of 24/7 uninterrupted electricity supply.
Climate budget tagging will help identify, classify, and weigh climate-relevant spending, thereby enabling the estimation, monitoring, and tracking of such expenditures