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 $410 billion annual average
USICEF opens call for applications
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The Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy, by identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas. Founded in 2014, the Lab incubates a small number of initiatives each year. Past instruments have mobilized US$ 1.28 million to-date.
India, under the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), has set an ambitious target to achieve installed capacity of 175GW of renewable energy by 2022, including 100GW of solar power. Of that, the government aims for 60 GW to be utility-scale solar, and the rest to be rooftop solar. Though India has made significant progress ...
In this brief, CPI/PUC-Rio analysts identify features of the rural credit policy that create a fragmentation of rules and, consequently, additional artificial variation in credit access and loan conditions. This brief outlines the complexity of the rural credit funding sources and programs and, then, highlights the sharp differences by geographical location, farm size, and farm revenue that this complexity ...
The Berau district of East Kalimantan is rapidly expanding its palm oil sector. A new CPI study shows that Berau can reach optimal palm oil production levels and fulfill mill capacity needs with minimal land expansion, however, smallholders – who represent a key piece of the supply chain – currently face challenges preventing them from operating efficiently.
Given the fundamental role finance plays in all facets of the global economy, it’s time to ask: How does a focus on 2050 change how we spend money today?