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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.
The 25 ideas and companies that have been incubated and launched by the Lab since its start in 2014 have now mobilized over $1 billion in sustainable investment.
CPI Energy Finance launches design for investment-grade financing vehicle for institutional investors that reduces the cost of renewable energy by 17%
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.
An Assessment of India's Energy Choices
Global climate finance increases to $410 billion annual average
The Lab reaches $1 billion milestone
Structuring the Clean Energy Investment Trust
Insecure Land Rights in Brazil
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This CPI working paper focuses on understanding what would be needed for adaptation and resilience companies - specifically, analytics, or intelligence, companies - to expand in developing countries. Analytics companies help clients measure their potential impacts from climate change and identify measures to reduce them.
A four-report series that looks at the future of renewable energy in India along different economic dimensions, including the social costs, macroeconomic impacts, environmental impacts, financial risk, and flexibility considerations.
Addressing Off-Taker Risk in Renewable Projects in India: A Framework for Designing a Payment Security Mechanism as a Credit Enhancement Device
One of the most important risks to the Indian renewable energy sector is the counterparty credit risk, associated with the risk of state-owned utilities delaying or defaulting on their contractual payments to power producers, adding as much as 1.07% of additional risk premium to the cost of debt for renewable energy projects (CPI, 2018), and also limiting the availability of capital.
Indonesia’s Village Fund: An Important Lever for Better Land Use and Economic Growth at the Local Level
In keeping with its goals for sustainable economic growth and an inclusive and equitable economy, Indonesia is committed to avoiding deforestation. As the drivers of deforestation often originate from activities outside of forest borders, it is not enough to solve deforestation by conducting segregated actions targeted to specific forest areas. Indonesia must also work to strengthen the rural economy and improve regional collaboration by working across various administrative jurisdictions that encompass forest governance. To ensure the success of this jurisdictional approach, improved economic power and village governance are key.
Approaches to assess the additionality of climate investments: Findings from the evaluation of the Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)
As governments and development finance institutions scale up delivery of climate finance commitments, the question of how to measure and ensure additionality becomes increasingly important. This paper presents new methodological approaches for assessing the additionality of climate investments, developed by Climate Policy initiative through ongoing work monitoring and evaluating the Climate Public Private Partnership (CP3).