WHAT’S NEW AT CPI
Understanding and increasing finance for climate adaptation in developing countries
There is an urgent need to spur greater investment into climate adaptation and resilience, in both the public and private sectors. However, current investments in adaptation constitute only a fraction of what is needed to avoid costly and catastrophic future impacts. In this study, CPI analysts explore the current state of finance for climate adaptation and propose practical, near term solutions to both fill in knowledge gaps and to increase investment.
Ensuring greener economic growth for Brazil
To emerge from its deep recession, Brazil urgently needs to develop strategies and policies that promote growth and reduce poverty. At the same time, the nation’s Nationally Determined Contribution within the Paris Agreement represents an ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This recent report by CPI presents new evidence for policymakers and stakeholders. The analysts look at three sectors that are critical to creating a greener future for the nation: land use, energy, and transportation. For all three sectors, CPI delivers one message: promoting economic growth aligns with achieving Brazil’s climate commitments.
Webinar on Feb 22: Mapping finance to achieve forest and climate objectives
Join CPI and the EU REDD Facility for a webinar on the Land-use Finance Tool, a set of guidelines to help country stakeholders analyze the alignment of public and private spending with climate and forest objectives so that they can develop investment strategies, funding proposals, and public-private partnerships to help countries attract private finance and make the case for more international support. The approach involves mapping and understanding existing public and private spending in land use, aligning existing and new investments with forest and climate objectives, and tracking changes over time.
Developing a roadmap to a flexible, low?carbon Indian electricity system
Today, at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi, CPI’s Energy Finance team released interim findings on how India’s ambitious renewables targets may be met through an integrated approach to flexibility that combines demand management, adaptation of dispatchable fleet and energy storage technologies. Developing a roadmap to a flexible, low?carbon Indian electricity system represents the first year of work as part of the program of Energy Transitions Commission India in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute and the National Renewable Energy Lab. The report was launched following the WSDS plenary, India’s Renewable Revolution: Towards a Cleaner, Cheaper Electricity System, where David Nelson, executive director of CPI Energy Finance, spoke about the team’s findings.