Financial Innovation

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Deploying the trillions needed to address global climate adaptation and mitigation requires more than just shifting investments. It requires novel ways to attract and deploy those investments.

CPI researches and develops innovative climate finance policies, financial instruments and business models that create measurable impact and can scale quickly. It has particular expertise in combining blended finance models with early-stage technical assistance to ensure bold ideas move from concept to implementation quickly and with as little risk as possible.  

Latest work

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The State of Cities Climate Finance

The 2021 State of Cities Climate Finance Report examines the state of urban climate investment, the barriers to reaching the needed investment levels, and the steps to overcoming these challenges.

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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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Results-Based Financing

This report assesses the potential for Results-based Finance (RBF) to expand post-COVID recovery funds while improving sustainability efforts.

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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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Scaling Climate Finance in China

Recent developments indicate that China is taking serious steps to meet its climate ambition, with finance playing a center role.

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The Potential for Scaling Climate Finance in China / 中国扩大气候金融规模的潜力

This report provides an overview of the potential for climate finance, green finance and innovative finance to accelerate China’s decarbonization and support its transition to a green economy.

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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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Debt-for-climate swaps — are they really a good idea, and what are the challenges?

Debt-for-climate swaps have become a movement within development finance over the past few months. But: Are they really a good idea, and if so what hurdles must be overcome to get to the opportunities beyond?

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