Climate Finance Landscapes

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Clear data on climate finance flows at global and national levels is critical to maintaining the momentum of the Paris Agreement. Otherwise, it is difficult to identify gaps, measure progress, craft effective policies, and optimize the deployment of public and private resources to make finance consistent with climate goals.

CPI has tracked and analyzed climate finance flows for more than a decade, building robust methodologies to ensure accuracy and credibility.

CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance provides the most comprehensive overview of the sources and financial instruments driving investment and how much climate finance is flowing globally and to which sectors. Our robust Landscape methodology has also been applied at the national level, including India, Indonesia, Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa, to analyze sources and uses at the national level as well as to supplement NDC financing strategies. It has also been used to understand funding gaps and opportunities in sectors such as land use, adaptation, energy access, cities, and renewable energy finance.

Our work, which is overseen by the Climate-aligned Finance Tracking Group, influenced the Paris Agreement, and continues to be used by the UNFCCC and the International Development Finance Club in policy making discussions.

Latest work


IDFC Green Finance Mapping 2020


Landscape of Green Finance in India

Climate Policy Initiative’s Landscape of Green Finance in India presents the most comprehensive information on green investment flows in the country in FY 2017-FY 2018.


An Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance

This week the Alliance and the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center released a brief, An Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance Tracking.


Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance 2020

This report provides actionable recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders to scale up investment and mobilize capital in the renewable energy sector.


Measuring the Private Capital Response to Climate Change: A Proposed Dashboard

This brief, which is part of CPI’s work on tracking global climate finance flows, proposes a preliminary methodological approach and analytical framework to measure the nature and speed of shifts in private capital in response to climate change.


Podcast: Vikram Widge speaks to Paulson Institute's The Green Team

In this podcast, Vikram Widge, our Senior Advisor shares his thoughts on climate finance, expectations for China’s national carbon market, the role of private sector green finance, and the trajectory of green finance development.

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