CPI’s analysts and advisors work to improve the most important energy and land use policies in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Our efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk.
Policy impacts the availability and cost of capital from different groups of investors. Maintaining a mix of investors should help Germany meet targets at lower cost, while addressing economic curtailment could reduce onshore wind costs by 17% in 2020.
This study, which is part of the Land Use Initiative (INPUT), analyzes the Brazilian Forest Code from the rural producer's perspective and makes recommendations for compliance.
Report finds China plans $35-72 billion worth of Chinese finance for new overseas coal projects. In comparison, other nations plan $272-307 bn in investment.
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Policy and Investment in German Renewable Energy
Brazil's New Forest Code: How to Navigate the Complexity
Slowing the Growth of Coal Power Outside China: The Role of Chinese Finance
The Global Landscape of Climate Finance
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The Paris Agreement commits countries to holding global temperature rise well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. Significant investments are needed to meet this target and accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. In this video-lecture for the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), Dr. Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative's Executive ...
Lorenzo Bernasconi, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Finance, co-authored this piece, which originally appeared on The Rockefeller Foundation blog.
In April of this year, leaders from 177 countries signed the Paris Agreement, with a goal to put the world on track to keep global warming below 2°C in order to avoid the ...
On June 15th and 16th members of the Joint Trust Fund Committee of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) meet in Oaxaca, Mexico, to discuss, among other issues, the strategic direction of the fund. One topic to be discussed is the CIF’s “sunset” clause, which was conceived at the fund’s establishment and requires it to conclude its operations once ...
This study’s primary aim is to identify if and where the CIF business model adds value in the landscape of climate finance and whether the CIF holds a comparative advantage in supporting climate-relevant investment needs compared to other multilateral climate funds. This report also examines the role of concessional climate finance, characterizes its main providers, and discusses where and how concessional resources are most needed to address climate investment gaps in priority sectors.
With growing global demand for food and fuel in a climate-constrained world, the question of how to best reorient land use towards more sustainable and productive practices is a key challenge for governments, businesses, and individuals. This is particularly true for developing countries, where agricultural expansion is a major source of economic growth and development, but also a major source ...