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.

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What’s New at CPI

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Identifying strategic opportunities for philanthropy to engage in sustainable land use finance

May 2, 2016

With growing global demand for food and fuel in a climate-constrained world, the question of how to best reorient land ...

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Two policy improvements to drive more renewable energy deployment through mini-grids in Uttar Pradesh, India

April 26, 2016

This post is co-authored by Stephen Comello, Associate Director of the Sustainable Energy Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business ...

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Video: Dr. Buchner on Climate Finance Beyond Paris

April 22, 2016

Today, delegates gather at the United Nations to sign the historic agreement to tackle climate change. Dr. Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative's Executive Director of Climate Finance discusses next steps, pointing to three areas in particular where nations and investors should focus.

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Driving Foreign Investment to Renewable Energy in India: A Payment Security Mechanism to Address Off-Taker Risk

April 18, 2016

As India prepares to meet its increasing energy demands, which will likely double by 2030, the government has set a path towards ambitious renewable energy targets of ...

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From Talking the Talk to Walking the Walk on Climate Finance

April 18, 2016

After Paris – The need to move from talk to action

The Paris Agreement reached by 194 countries at the COP21 ...

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