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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.

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The impact of Rural Credit on Brazilian agriculture and the environment

Combating Illegal Deforestation

Finding a Common Language to Advance Energy Access

“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 ...

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Understanding the impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa

Amendments to a provisional measure threaten the implementation of Brazil’s new Forest Code