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.
CPI Energy Finance launches design for investment-grade financing vehicle for institutional investors that reduces the cost of renewable energy by 17%
USICEF will deploy millions of dollars in project preparation support, sourced from leading foundations and the Government of India, to distributed solar power projects under consideration for long-term financing from OPIC. CPI has been selected as secretariat.
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 >
Structuring the Clean Energy Investment Trust
New U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance Initiative
Insecure Land Rights in Brazil
An Updated View on 2013 and 2014 Global Climate Finance
What’s New at CPI
Supporting National Development Banks to Drive Investment in the Nationally Determined Contributions of Brazil, Mexico, and Chile
The Paris Agreement combats climate change through country-defined sustainable development plans, aiming to align financing flows with low-carbon climate resilient growth. National development banks and local financial institutions can play key roles in providing climate financing and supporting implementation of these plans. This study focuses on national development banks and other domestic development finance actors in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the key roles that they play in domestic economic development and their potential to scale up climate-relevant investment and support for Nationally Determined Contributions implementation. They occupy a unique position within the climate finance landscapes of their respective countries due to their proximity to, understanding of, and nuanced relationships with governments and local private sector actors, and their ability to obtain and channel finance from international sources.
Financing clean power: a risk-based approach to choosing ownership models and policy & finance instruments
This week we publish a working paper setting out a framework for: (i) determining how risks for power investments should be allocated so that costs are minimised; and (ii) how a blend of ownership models and policy/finance instruments can be used to achieve this allocation.
Over the last three decades, there has been a general trend towards privatization of ...
The analysts observe that the rise of flex cars is a key channel for improving consumer benefits and should be taken into consideration by policymakers, especially when they consider expanding production and markets for alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and electricity.
Since the financial crisis in 2008, interest in matching the predictable long-term liabilities of institutional investors with the low-risk cashflows from infrastructure projects has been steadily growing.
In 2013, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) published the results of a study into this issue (The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy), which identified the barriers holding back investors from direct investment ...
This week we launch our design for an investment-grade financing vehicle targeted at institutional investors that reduces the cost of energy from renewables by 17%.
Large-scale wind and solar energy projects are completely different businesses from coal- or gas-fired generation. There are no fuel costs, operating costs are ...