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


Webinar, Nov 21 – O Lab: Fomentando o Investimento Sustentável

November 21, 2017

O CPI, Secretariado Lab, lançou uma nova “chamada para ideias” de instrumentos financeiros para o ciclo de 2017-2018.

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CPI at COP23: Accelerating global investment to address climate change

November 14, 2017

Bonn, Germany – November 14, 2017 – Following the release of its Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2017 report, Climate Policy Initiative ...

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Responsible Business Summit West: The need for business to take leadership

Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 14, 2017

CPI's Jessica Brown recently spoke for the keynote at the Responsible Business Summit West "The need for business to take ...

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CPI at COP23

Bonn, Germany, November 13, 2017

Climate Policy Initiative experts hosted and presented at several events at COP23 that covered the global landscape of climate finance, ...

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IDFC Climate Finance Forum

KfW, Frankfurt, Germany, November 11, 2017

Since their first edition in March 2015 in Paris, and then in Casablanca in November 2016, the IDFC Climate Finance ...

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