Climate Finance

CLIMATE FINANCE

Our goal is to ensure economic growth in the face of increasingly scarce natural resources and climate instability. Enough capital exists to transition the world into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. However, current investment in climate-friendly development falls far short of the need. Addressing investors’ needs, through innovative financial instruments and effective policy, can redirect finance from high-carbon to low-carbon infrastructure.

 

Our Focus

CPI has deep expertise in finance, and is a leader in navigating the financial aspects of energy, land use, and climate policies.

Led by Executive Director Barbara Buchner, CPI’s climate finance program conducts the most comprehensive mapping of climate finance flows available and convenes public and private stakeholders to design and implement innovative financial instruments through The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. We also work with governments, companies, investors, and foundations around the world to assess, test, and replicate their policies, programs, and investments. This work ensures that resources are spent as effectively as possible.

Climate Finance News

PUBLICATION

Supporting National Development Banks to Drive Investment in the Nationally Determined Contributions of Brazil, Mexico, and Chile

September 18, 2017

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.

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PUBLICATION

Understanding the Landscape: Tracking Finance for Electricity and Clean Cooking Access in High-Impact Countries

September 18, 2017

The new Energizing Finance report series reveals that current flow of finance for energy access and clean cooking will not achieve global goals for delivering universal access by 2030. Yet the data also shows that by scaling and refining finance strategies, we can reach more people, more affordably, with sustainable energy.

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EVENT

AgriFin 2017 Forum: Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture

London, UK, September 12, 2017

CPI's Executive Director of Climate Finance, Barbara Buchner, will be speaking at AgriFin's "Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture" Forum. The event ...

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EVENT

Catalysts of the Climate Economy: A National Innovation Summit

Burlington, Vermont, September 6, 2017

Catalysts of the Climate Economy (cc:econ) is a 3-day national innovation summit in Burlington, Vermont to bring together entrepreneurs, ...

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BLOG

Mainstreaming energy efficiency in International Finance Institutions could lower cost of meeting green growth goals

July 7, 2017

One of the many topics of discussion on the agenda for this weekend’s discussions at the G20 leader’s ...

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