Sustainable Agriculture

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Global population growth and improved economic conditions create increasing demand for food and agricultural raw materials. At the same time, agricultural activities are one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and water use, and climate change is set to have severe impacts on food production and nutrition across the globe.

CPI research identifies pathways to implement more productive and climate-resilient agricultural practices that incorporate low emission standards and sustainable techniques. The research, analysis and business models we develop support the scaling of sustainable agricultural practices worldwide. We promote partnerships with public and private entities to develop financial mechanisms to fund the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices as well as work directly with policymakers in the design of more effective policies to spur sustainable growth in the agricultural sector.

Latest work

Blog

Podcast: Dhruba Purkayastha on the future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India

In this podcast, Dhruba Purkayastha, our India Director deliberates on the future of distributed renewable energy in India and its market potential.

Publication

Increasing Cattle Productivity in the Amazon Requires New Technologies

This brief summarizes the findings from CPI/PUC-Rio that calculates the potential for increasing pasture productivity in the Legal Amazon by disseminating technologies that are widely used in just some parts of the region to all parts of the region.

Blog

Podcast: Dhruba Purkayastha on the Distributed Solar Sector in India

In this podcast, Dhruba Purkayastha, our India Director discusses the state of the distributed solar sector in India.

Blog

Innovative approach to mapping climate finance for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use in Brazil

Climate Policy Initiative/Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CPI/PUC-Rio) is leading an effort to track kind of investments, policies and financial mechanisms are currently being used in Brazil and how can they be improved to boost the country’s green economic growth.

Blog

Going beyond the grid: The future of DRE in India

Distributed renewable energy has a major role in India’s clean energy access and sustainable development goals, but is yet to realize even a small fraction of its potential.

Publication

The Future of Distributed Renewable Energy in India

India will require an annual DRE investment of USD 18 billion by 2024, a 10x increase from current levels to meet its sustainability targets. This CPI report outlines the benefits and market potential of India’s DRE sector, examines the current policy and institutional landscape, and provides tailored recommendations for the different stakeholders.

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