Blended finance is a key tool to help nations meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, while also addressing the risks and barriers faced by investors when pursuing the opportunities these afford.
CPI’s Blended Finance in Clean Energy report looks at what is needed to unlock investment in developing economies. Our analysis found that the greatest opportunities for blended finance impact are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and East Asia, with a subset of eight high impact countries alone offering USD 360 billion in clean energy investment potential by 2030.
A new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic requires a green and just economic recovery. Here is our most-read work from 2020 that responds to the challenges, and a preview of what is in stock for 2021.
While challenging, scaling up climate finance ideas is possible, and is greatly facilitated by four success factors that can be influenced by the entrepreneurs developing these initiatives and their stakeholders.
Climate budget tagging will help identify, classify, and weigh climate-relevant spending, thereby enabling the estimation, monitoring, and tracking of such expenditures
A roadmap for a comprehensive green finance strategy in India to help ensure a sustainable recovery.
Retiring old, inefficient coal-based power plants by bundling them with new, cheap renewable energy plants would bring multiple transformational benefits to the power sector, improve the PLF and efficiency of old thermal plants.
With the dawn of COVID-19, there is an immediate need for policymakers to create an investment environment that nudges capital flow towards decentralized renewable energy.
There is a growing need to sensitize India’s financial sector about the importance and benefits of Green Finance, and ways to accelerate green capital flows in India.