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

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The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance launches four initiatives to drive billions in climate investment

April, 2015

Initiatives begin fundraising efforts, collectively raise over $100 million in initial funding

NEW YORK – As nations work to address climate ...

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The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance: Phase 3 Instrument Reports

April, 2015

In April 2015, Lab members, who include high-level experts from public and private institutions, endorsed the launch of the pilot initiatives after a year-long process supported by rigorous analysis to determine which instruments showed the most promise. The initiatives have collectively raised over USD 100 million in initial funding, with more expected to follow through an ongoing process that will draw on expertise and resources of additional Lab member institutions, as well as other private and public stakeholders. The Phase 3 Instrument reports summarize analysis conducted by Climate Policy Initiative, as Lab Secretariat, to refine these initiatives and outline concrete implementation pathways.

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Wind Power Can Provide Cost-Effective Path to Meeting India’s Renewable Energy Targets

April, 2015

Government can also save 96% on solar incentives by adjusting current policy.

Delhi - New analysis from Climate Policy Initiative (...

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Reaching India’s Renewable Energy Targets Cost-Effectively

April, 2015

The Government of India has ambitious renewable energy targets, but limited financial resources to meet those targets. CPI examines how much it would cost the government to reach its renewable energy targets, by comparing the levelized cost of electricity from renewable energy to a baseline fossil fuel in absence of any subsidies – whether explicit or implicit; estimating the total cost of support for renewable energy under accelerated depreciation, which is the most cost-effective of existing policies; and investigating federal policy options to make this support even more cost-effective.

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Public Finance and Private Exploration in Geothermal: Gümüşköy Case Study, Turkey

March, 2015

Geothermal energy holds significant promise for the development of low-carbon energy systems. One of the lowest cost sources of renewable electricity, it also has the ability to meet baseload power demand and backstop fluctuating ...

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