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 GNI+, 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

PUBLICATION

The Lab: 2017-2018 Cycle Instrument Analysis

October 12, 2018

The Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy, by identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas. Founded in 2014, the Lab incubates a small number of initiatives each year. Past instruments have mobilized US$ 1.28 million to-date.

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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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PUBLICATION

Credit Support Pathways for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

October 8, 2018

India, under the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), has set an ambitious target to achieve installed capacity of 175GW of renewable energy by 2022, including 100GW of solar power. Of that, the government aims for 60 GW to be utility-scale solar, and the rest to be rooftop solar. Though India has made significant progress ...

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EVENT

CPI becomes a partner to SDG Indonesia One

Jakarta, Indonesia, October 5, 2018

On October 5, 2018, the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia and PT. Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI) launched SDG Indonesia ...

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EVENT

CPI at the 2nd Global RE-INVEST

Greater Noida, India, October 3, 2018

Climate Policy Initiative experts will host and present at several sessions at the 2nd Global RE-INVEST in Greater Noida, October ...

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