Climate Transition Risk

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Climate in the Time of COVID

Like the coronavirus, climate change will affect everyone globally, albeit on a scale of decades and centuries rather than months and years. It too will not distinguish between caste, color, creed, religion, or national boundaries, and like the coronavirus, climate change will have its greatest impact on the poor and most vulnerable.


A Snapshot of Global Adaptation Investment and Tracking Methods

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.


With Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

As we move forward past this crisis, policymakers should have resilience in the front of their minds. There are some practical steps that can be taken in our policy response not only to enable us to boost green growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to create a more resilient financial system.


Understanding the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa

In South Africa, Climate Policy Initiative Energy Finance examined the risks to the central government, municipalities, companies and financial institutions and found that the transition to a low carbon economy would cost its economy $124bn. In this report, we not only diagnose the challenges for an economy and society that relies on coal exports, we also make a series of recommendations on the policy steps South Africa can take to mitigate climate risks and maximise the potential upside of the transition. This report is the first to be published from CPI EF’s sovereign risk programme.


The Land-use Finance Tool

The Land-use Finance Tool offers methodological guidelines to countries, jurisdictions and their partners to map public and private investments that support forest and climate objectives, and those which might be driving deforestation.


Understanding and Increasing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries

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.


Addressing Off-Taker Risk in Renewable Projects in India

One of the most important risks to the Indian renewable energy sector is the counterparty credit risk, associated with the risk of state-owned utilities delaying or defaulting on their contractual payments to power producers, adding as much as 1.07% of additional risk premium to the cost of debt for renewable energy projects (CPI, 2018), and also limiting the availability of capital.


Perubahan Iklim dan Risiko Investasi

Konferensi perubahan iklim Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa (PBB) belum lama usai. Salah satu pesan penting untuk dunia usaha adalah pentingnya keterbukaan informasi mengenai risiko usaha akibat perubahan iklim.