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

PRESS RELEASE

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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PUBLICATION

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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PUBLICATION

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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BLOG

How better price risk policy in Brazil could improve agricultural productivity

February 24, 2015

Clarissa Costalonga e Gandour and Pedro Hemsley co-authored this post.

In Brazil’s agricultural sector, fluctuations in crop prices that ...

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PUBLICATION

Improving Agricultural Productivity in Brazil: The Unmet Potential of Price Risk Policy

February, 2015

One crucial aspect of efficient land use is agricultural risk management, which includes protecting farmers from adverse shocks, such as unfavorable weather and pests, and from price risk caused by volatility in output prices. The latter is currently a major concern for Brazilian farmers and policymakers — not only because unmanaged price risk can result in low income for farmers, and thereby affect productivity, but moreover because it can restrict farmers’ ability to raise credit, which can affect agricultural growth more broadly.

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