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.
Global Climate Finance: An Updated View 2018 shows that global investment toward low-carbon and climate-resilient actions reached a high of USD $472 billion in 2015, before falling to $455 billion in 2016.
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.
Climate Policy Initiative, with the support of Agence Française de Développement and the Advisory Finance Group of the World Bank, have examined the risks to the economy of South Africa – and its government, municipalities, companies and financial institutions – from a global economic transition to a low-carbon economy.
Global climate finance increases to $463 billion annual average
The Lab launches its 2018 class of 9 sustainable investment vehicles
An Assessment of India's Energy Choices
Understanding the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa
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Throughout the world, nations use agricultural policy as a key tool to boost their agricultural sector and increase food supply for their rising populations. In Brazil, rural credit plays an exceptionally large role: it is the nation’s central agricultural policy. It accounts for approximately 40% of the total agricultural production, which represented roughly R$225 billion (US$61 billion) ...
Strengthening Command and Control is Fundamental
Protecting native vegetation is not merely a critical and urgent environmental responsibility for Brazil. It is also a key to promoting the country’s position in global markets and a major theme as it builds its international reputation. Controlling deforestation also means confronting the crime and corruption so deeply ingrained in the ...
“Finance for electricity and clean cooking remains dramatically short of what is needed to meet SDG7 and deliver universal access on time. Concessional development finance for electricity access declines by 7%. Sub-Saharan Africa, with an already low share of commitments, is falling even further behind.” These are just some of the discouraging findings that emerged from the latest Energizing Finance ...
Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), with the support of Agence Française de Développement and the Advisory Finance Group of the World Bank, have examined the risks to the economy of South Africa – and its government, municipalities, companies and financial institutions – from a global economic transition to a low-carbon economy.
A global low-carbon transition could reduce the demand and price ...
The enactment of Law 12,651/2012, which instituted the new Forest Code, was the result of one of the greatest political debates in the history of the Brazilian Congress. During the process of creating the law, in addition to countless technical consultations, more than 200 public and private hearings were held throughout the country. After a long and difficult ...