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

EVENT

OECD and CPI dialogue: Improving transparency and accountability through improved tracking of climate finance flows

New York Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, September 22, 2014

OECD and CPI will host this event which aims to help boost transparency and accountability in the tracking of climate-related ...

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EVENT

Launch of the New Climate Economy at the United Nations

First Ave and 47th St, New York, September 21, 2014

The world can achieve economic growth and reduce climate risk together. Economic growth and action on climate change can now ...

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EVENT

CPI Webinar: How to deploy CSP and reduce its costs

September 4, 2014

How can international financial institutions and national policymakers improve lending practices and policy design to make more effective use of ...

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PUBLICATION

San Giorgio Group Brief: Early Lessons on Introducing Energy Performance Contracts in Italy – Milan’s Energy Efficiency Program

September, 2014

Governments around the world use energy performance contracts (EPCs) with energy service companies (ESCOs) to reduce the energy costs and carbon emissions of public buildings without any budget outlay on their part. This brief draws lessons from the first program of this kind in Italy to cover energy savings alone and introduce pure EPC on a regional scale.

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PUBLICATION

San Giorgio Group Brief: How Spain created a world-leading CSP industry then shattered investor confidence

August, 2014

Part of a series looking at the role of public finance in driving concentrated solar power (CSP) deployment and cost reductions, this report draws lessons from Spanish support policies which drove the creation of a world-leading industry and then shattered investor confidence through retroactive changes.

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