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.
This paper focuses on enhancing the role that National Development Banks play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.
This study identifies the changes the Paris Agreement implies for the role of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) – specifically members of the IDFC – and how they may implement these changes through a targeted set of activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.