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.
This update to the Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2019 report offers a preliminary estimate for finance in 2019, drawing on data published in 2020.
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.
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.