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


World Sustainable Development Summit

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, February 15, 2018

Dr. Gireesh Shrimali, Director of Climate Policy Initiative's India program, will be speaking at the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018, ...

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India Energy Access Summit

New Delhi, February 12, 2018

CPI's India Director, Dr. Gireesh Shrimali and USICEF Director, Mr. Dhruba Purkayastha will be hosting a session at the India ...

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FT Climate Finance Summit

New York, February 6, 2018

CPI Associate Director Jessica Brown will be participating in the following panel discussion at the FT Climate Finance Summit, "Climate ...

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Blended Finance in Clean Energy: Experiences and Opportunities

January 25, 2018

The combined challenges of energy access and climate change present major needs for clean energy investment. The Paris Agreement and ...

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Webinar: Scaling private finance to achieve Paris climate goals

January 24, 2018




In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Buchner, Executive Director of Climate Finance at ...

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