Our Focus

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. We support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not.

We work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States.

Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role.

What’s New at CPI


Risk Mitigation Instruments for Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: A Case Study on Hydropower in Africa

July, 2015

This study examines the effectiveness of risk mitigation instruments used in a Ugandan hydropower project in driving investment and reducing costs and examines how these instruments might be used to drive private investment in other renewable energy projects in developing countries with high investment risks. The project is one of very few to make simultaneous use of different risk mitigation instruments provided by the World Bank Group.

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Three tools to unlock finance for land-use mitigation and adaptation

July, 2015

This study presents three tools for governments and their partners to use to inform the design of efficient and effective land use mitigation and adaptation strategies supported by multilateral and bilateral programs, to identify domestic and international financial instruments that can redirect public and private finance towards greener land-use practices, and to encourage coordination between public instruments across land-use sectors.

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Three zero-cost solutions for deploying renewable energy in India

July 10, 2015

The Indian government has ambitious renewable energy targets of 100GW of solar power and 60GW of wind power by 2022. ...

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Third Geothermal Dialogue: Lessons on the Role of Public Finance in Geothermal

Hofburg, Vienna, June 16, 2015

A meeting organized by Climate Policy Initiative
in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds

This meeting is the ...

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Gireesh Shrimali selected to advise NITI Aayog Expert Group on rooftop solar power

June, 2015

New Delhi – Dr. Gireesh Shrimali, Director of Climate Policy Initiative’s India Program, and a Faculty-Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center ...

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