Climate Finance

CLIMATE FINANCE

Limiting global temperature rise to below 2°Celsius while achieving sustainable development will require trillions in new investments, and a deliberate shift toward low-carbon, climate-resilient economic models.

 

Our Focus

With international expertise in finance and policy, Climate Policy Initiative’s climate finance division helps governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. The program, which is led by Dr. Barbara Buchner, works to drive low carbon, resilient investment at scale.

Our program areas form a stepping stone approach to reaching this goal:

  1. The State of Climate Finance – CPI is the leading authority on tracking and analyzing climate finance flows. The Global Landscape of Climate Finance is the most comprehensive inventory of climate change investment available. It is a key tool for policy makers to assess the scale of finance, identify the main actors in the market, reveal investment gaps, and highlight opportunities to mobilize finance to fulfill investment potential. Our work influenced the Paris Agreement, and continues to be used by the UNFCCC. CPI’s robust methodology has also been applied at a national and sectoral level to support the governments of India, Indonesia, and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as by SEforAll to assess progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal to improve access to energy, and by IRENA to track renewable energy investment globally.
  2. Effective Finance – CPI advises governments and development finance institutions on the effectiveness of their portfolios, including the UK government’s Department for International Development, the Climate Investment Funds, and the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia. CPI also works to improve public finance interventions in key regions, such as India and Indonesia. For example, in India, we have worked with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Finance to illuminate issues around the cost of capital and revise low-cost debt policies.
  3. Transformative Finance – CPI supports the implementation of new and transformative finance solutions that mobilize sustainable investment at scale. CPI manages the Lab: a high-level group of public and private investors that identifies, develops, and supports pilots of transformative climate finance instruments. Since its start in 2014, the 26 investment vehicles incubated and launched by the Lab have collectively mobilized over $1 billion in finance for renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, water, and climate resilience projects around the world. The Lab has been endorsed by the governments of India, Brazil, and the G7. CPI’s work managing the Lab was also selected in the top 11 “Best Bets” out of nearly 2000 applicants to the MacArthur 100&Change award. In addition to the Lab, CPI manages USICEF, India’s first project preparation facility for distributed renewable energy, and leads GNIplus, a partnership between CPI, Baker & McKenzie, and AECOM to provide governments with the best available policy, technical, financial, governance, and legal expertise to support their climate goals.

 

Climate Finance News

EVENT

FT Climate Finance Summit

London, UK, October 9, 2018

CPI Associate Director Dr. Angela Falconer will attend the FT Climate Finance Summit in London on October 9th, 2018. The ...

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EVENT

UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance

Bangkok, Thailand, September 10, 2018

CPI Associate Director Dr. Angela Falconer will attend the eighteenth meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance in Bangkok, Thailand ...

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BLOG

Are we getting climate finance all wrong?

July 22, 2018

This post originally appeared on Climate Home.
By Jessica Brown and Ilmi Granoff

It’s widely accepted that by the ...

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PUBLICATION

Deep decarbonization by 2050: Rethinking the role of climate finance

July 18, 2018

Given the fundamental role finance plays in all facets of the global economy, it’s time to ask: How does a focus on 2050 change how we spend money today?

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EVENT

India Green Bonds & Green Finance Investment Opportunities

London, Willis Towers Watson, July 16, 2018

Dhruba Purkayastha, Director of  US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) will be a part of the "India-UK Green Finance Working Group ...

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