Climate Finance Landscapes
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, and optimize the deployment of public and private resources to make finance consistent with climate goals.
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 beginning work with the governments of India, Indonesia, Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa to supplement their NDC financing strategies. It has also been used in critical sectors that need more finance, including land use, adaptation, energy access, 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.
The Energizing Finance series, developed by SE4All in partnership with CPI, is the first and only in-depth attempt to capture multiple years of data on finance for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking.
In this brief, we set out potential methods to fill data gaps in adaptation tracking in the Landscape and propose methods to measure progress.
This brief outlines the current state of global finance for climate adaptation, and includes potential new data sources and recommendations to improve adaptation finance tracking going forward.
The International Development Finance Club (IDFC) is the leading group of 26 national and regional development banks from all over the world, the majority of which are active in emerging markets. During the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019, IDFC resolved to mobilize significant volumes of financing for meeting climate and development goals.
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.
This report explores the current state of finance for climate adaptation and proposes practical, near term solutions to both fill in knowledge gaps and to increase investment.
The Global Landscape of Renewable Energy 2018 report is a concise, accessible summary of finance flows to renewables around the world. The study examines finance flows worldwide in 2013-2016, broken down by technology, financial instrument, and region.
IDFC has conducted regular mapping of its member institutions’ green finance commitments since 2011. Climate Policy Initiative supports this effort by assisting IDFC member institutions filling out the survey, and checks, aggregates, and analyzes the data.
Climate budget tagging will help identify, classify, and weigh climate-relevant spending, thereby enabling the estimation, monitoring, and tracking of such expenditures