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


Austrian Climate Change Workshop

Vienna, Austria, March 30, 2017

This annually-held event aims at fostering knowledge-sharing and discussion on key climate change issues aimed at contributing to low-carbon development ...

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US-Brazil investor group picks three financial instruments that can drive funds for climate action

February 9, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, February 9, 2017 -- Brazil aims to reduce emissions by 37% by 2025, mostly through changes in ...

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The Landscape of REDD+ Aligned Finance in Côte d’Ivoire

January 30, 2017

This study identifies domestic and international public finance that limited deforestation and encouraged sustainable land use in Côte d’Ivoire in 2015. It provides a baseline against which to measure progress towards the levels of investment required to meet government goals for sustainable agriculture and reforestation. It also identifies opportunities to increase finance available for implementation of its National REDD+ Strategy. For example, greening the hundreds of billions of West African CFA francs (FCFA) spent annually on business-as-usual agriculture in the country could increase productivity without sacrificing the country’s forests.

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Cleantech Forum

San Francisco, January 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Buchner will be speaking on a panel, "Policies and Politics, Probabilities and Possibilities: What issues should we pay ...

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World Future Energy Summit – Effective government and business strategies

Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2017

Dr. Barbara Buchner led a panel discussion on January 17, 2017 at the World Future Energy Summit, "Effective government and ...

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