Development Finance

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Development finance plays a significant role in financing countries’ green economic growth. CPI works with development finance institutions to assess the effectiveness of their policies, instruments, investments, and portfolios, while identifying risks and opportunities. This includes work with the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), a group of 26 national and regional development banks from all over the world, to map their green finance commitments and providing recommendations for how they can align their operations and strategies with the Paris Agreement.

Latest work

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Coal Power Finance in High-Impact Countries

This brief highlights the political and economic dynamics underpinning recent investments in coal-fired power in 18 high-impact countries, defined as the countries with the highest absolute gaps in access to electricity.

Blog

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.

Blog

Climate finance tracking: From data to ambition to action

The EU REDD Facility, Climate Policy Initiative, and the United Nations Development Programme gathered experts from governments, donor agencies, and organizations tracking climate finance to take stock of progress, in an online workshop.

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Recovery Bonds

This paper assesses the potential for Recovery Bonds to help sovereigns raise capital to fund a sustainable and climate-resilient post-COVID recovery.

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Debt for Climate Swaps

DFC swaps can reduce the level of indebtedness, freeing up fiscal resources to be spent on green investments.

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Leveraging National Development Banks to Enhance Financing for Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure

This report sets the stage to explore the mandate and capacities of National Development Banks in accelerating financing for local governments’ climate-smart urban infrastructure.

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A Framework for Tracking Cooling Investment

Global cooling needs are significant and expected to continue growing rapidly. This knowledge brief proposes a new approach to identify and track cooling transactions.

Blog

Climate Finance in Indonesia: Our top stories from 2020

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.

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