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.
Over their lifetimes, the nine 2018 Lab instruments have the potential to collectively mobilize multiple billions of dollars in investment, and reduce emissions by an amount roughly equivalent to the 2013 carbon footprint of Paris.
This four-report series looks at paths to renewable energy penetration in India along different dimensions including the social costs, macroeconomic impacts, environmental impacts, financial risk, and flexibility considerations.
The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2017 shows that global investment toward low-carbon and climate-resilient actions reached a record high of USD $437 billion in 2015, before falling to $383 billion in 2016.
US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) is currently seeking applications from project developers, project proponents, and catalyzers in India’s distributed solar power sector, who could benefit from project preparation services and funding for early stage project development.
The Lab launches its 2018 class of 9 sustainable investment vehicles
An Assessment of India's Energy Choices
Global climate finance increases to $410 billion annual average
USICEF opens call for applications
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The Energizing Finance series is the first and only in-depth attempt to capture multiple years of data on investment for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. It focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries – known as the high-impact countries – that together account for nearly 80% of those living without access to sustainable energy.
Brazil has not had the same success as nations around the world in promoting energy efficiency (EE). As presented by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Brazil ranked 20th among 25 of the world’s top energy-consuming countries in the Council’s analysis that examines efficiency policies and performance. Brazil has a tremendous opportunity to encourage economic growth and ...
In this report, we assess the viability of the CAPEX loan model, a similar model to the existing CAPEX cash model, where the customer makes the upfront payment to finance the solar assets. This payment is, however, financed by a mix of the customer’s own equity and a commercial loan taken directly by the customer ...
Climate Policy Initiative and the University of Palangka Raya and PILAR Foundation have developed an alternative livelihood research program that will not only help smallholder farmers secure alternative sources of income, but will also be scaled to businesses with the means to further grow the rural economy. This brief focuses on the business model aspects of two alternative livelihoods - cattle feed and fisheries - with application specifically to the East Kotawaringin and Katingan districts of Central Kalimantan in Indonesia.
The Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy, by identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas. Founded in 2014, the Lab incubates a small number of initiatives each year. The 35 instruments launched by the Lab have mobilized US$ 1.38 million to date.