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.

  • This report shows that there are important social, economic, and environmental costs associated with the lack of well-defined property rights; while at the same time presenting the many complexities within Brazil’s system of land governance that need to be addressed in order to improve the system.
  • On November 7th, the UNFCCC publishes its Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows. To inform this important exercise, CPI has reviewed climate finance for 2013 and 2014 previously reported in our 2014 and 2015 Global Landscapes of Climate Finance. Explore the interactive >
  • The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance are seeking powerful and actionable ideas in Brazil and India to overcome barriers and accelerate investment. Submit through December 16 for Brazil and December 23 for India.
  • 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.

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EU winter package brings renewables in from the cold

Christmas came early yesterday in Brussels, with the release of some heavy reading for the EU’s parliamentarians to digest over the festive season. Or at least that was the more jovial take on the launch of the EU winter package from Maroš Šefčovič, the EU vice-president in charge of the Energy Union (pictured).

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Reaching India’s Renewable Energy Targets: The Role of Institutional Investors

Powering climate action – the 2016 Fire winners

The Paris Agreement marks the start of a new era in climate policy, with commitments to climate action made by governments, private sector entities, and NGOs around the world. However, for these commitments to be realized and a corresponding transition to a 2-degree pathway achieved, trillions of investment will need to be mobilized – and quickly, with a significant portion coming ...

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A call for innovative green finance ideas to help India meet its climate goals

Last week, I was in Marrakesh speaking at this year’s UN climate change conference, COP22, where I witnessed an important transition in moving from talk to action. Just a few weeks before the start of COP22, the Paris Agreement officially entered into force - the historic international agreement for action on climate change that emerged from COP21 last year. ...

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Increased understanding of how finance is mobilized can support efforts to spend resources wisely

Developed countries’ goal to ‘mobilize’ USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to address the climate action needs of developing countries will not close the global climate finance investment gap. However, it is an important political benchmark for assessing progress on climate finance within the context of multilateral negotiations. This provides policy makers with both challenges and opportunities.

On one ...

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