Europe has made rapid progress in deploying renewable energy. Managing the costs and grasping the opportunities of its energy transitions requires that market design, transmission and delivery systems keep pace with new sources of power. At the same time, Europe is playing a leading role in providing climate finance and assistance to developing countries looking to drive low-carbon, climate-resilient growth.


Our Focus

CPI supports European policymakers by analyzing their climate finance flows, and providing insight into effective financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
CPI has offices in London where both Executive Director David Nelson and Associate Director Angela Falconer are based, managing Energy Finance and Climate Finance work respectively.

What's New in Europe


Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2018

November 12, 2018

The Energizing Finance series is the first and only in-depth attempt to capture multiple years of data on investment for the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. It focuses on public and private finance commitments in 20 developing countries – known as the high-impact countries – that together account for nearly 80% of those living without access to sustainable energy.

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David Nelson on market design at IRENA Innovation Week 2018

July 15, 2019

David Nelson, the executive director of Climate Policy Initiative Energy Finance, presents on Market design for an integrated and RE-based energy system at IRENA's Innovation Week 2018.

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Approaches to assess the additionality of climate investments: Findings from the evaluation of the Climate Public Private Partnership Programme (CP3)

March 27, 2018

As governments and development finance institutions scale up delivery of climate finance commitments, the question of how to measure and ensure additionality becomes increasingly important. This paper presents new methodological approaches for assessing the additionality of climate investments, developed by Climate Policy initiative through ongoing work monitoring and evaluating the Climate Public Private Partnership (CP3).

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Chatham House Energy Transitions 2018: Leadership in a climate of disruptive change

London, UK, March 19, 2018

On Tuesday 20 March, our Energy Finance executive director, David Nelson, will be discussing the opportunities and risks associated with ...

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Markets for low carbon, low cost electricity systems (working paper)

October 5, 2017

Today we are publishing a working paper on the future design of the energy market as part of a program ...

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