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20 Nov, 2014, 08:01 GMT Global Climate Finance Falls for a Second Year to USD 331 billion

- Most comprehensive inventory of climate finance available shows that investment fell USD 28 billion from the previous year and remains far below...


09 Oct, 2014, 05:01 BST A Low-Carbon Energy Transition Can Save The Global Economy Trillions Over The Next 20 Years

Two reports released today by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) clearly demonstrate that, with the right policies, a low-carbon energy system...


03 Dec, 2013, 00:01 GMT Brazil Can Use Land More Efficiently to Simultaneously Grow Agricultural Production and Protect Natural Resources

Brazil has vast natural resources that carry immense potential for the country's economic and environmental goals. Yet efficient land use, which can...


20 Nov, 2013, 08:00 GMT Data Visualizations on Global Climate Change Investment Show We're Falling Short of the Need

A new series of data visualizations from Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) illustrate climate investment around the world, a topic countries are...


22 Oct, 2013, 00:01 BST Climate Change Investment Totals USD $359 Billion Worldwide

Global investment in climate change plateaued at USD $359 billion in 2012, roughly the same as the previous year, according to a new Climate Policy...


15 Apr, 2013, 14:00 BST National Climate Policy Progressed in the Last Decade, Despite Stalled Global Negotiations

The implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of...


07 Mar, 2013, 08:00 GMT New Study: Institutional Investors Face Limits to Renewable Energy Investment

Institutional investors, such as insurance companies and pension funds, manage a combined $71 trillion in assets. As one of the largest pools of...


29 Jan, 2013, 09:00 GMT Change in Brazil Credit Legislation Reduced Amazon Deforestation by 15%

A rural credit law in the Brazilian Amazon Biome is helping reduce deforestation according to a new study by Climate Policy Initiative, Does Credit...


05 Dec, 2012, 05:30 GMT Financing Challenges Make Renewable Energy in India More Expensive than in the U.S., Europe; Without Policy Solutions, Challenges Could Limit Future Growth in this Sector

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions (CEMS) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) have found that high...


05 Dec, 2012, 05:30 GMT Financing Challenges Make Renewable Energy in India More Expensive than in the U.S., Europe; Without Policy Solutions, Challenges Could Limit Future Growth in this Sector

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions (CEMS) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) have found that high...


03 Dec, 2012, 17:00 GMT Global Annual Climate Finance Reaches USD 364 Billion, Falls Short Of Investment Needed To Limit Global Warming To Two Degrees Celsius

A new report released today, The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2012, produced by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), shows that global annual...


30 Nov, 2012, 07:00 GMT New Study: Germany Invested EUR 37 Billion, Or 1.5% Of GDP, To Reduce The Impact Of Climate Change

A new study released today by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) provides the first comprehensive overview of how German businesses, households, and...


14 Jun, 2012, 09:00 BST Case Studies Reveal Policy is Necessary to Attract Private Investment in Renewables, Risk Reallocation Expands Investor Pool

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) presented the first two case studies in its San Giorgio Group project to examine the role of public money in finding...


26 Mar, 2012, 10:00 BST Government Policies Responsible for Half of the Reduction in Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Approximately half of the deforestation that was avoided in the Brazilian Amazon during 2005-2009 was the result of government conservation policies, ...


09 Nov, 2011, 09:00 GMT Climate Policy Initiative Finds China Made Significant Investments in Low-Carbon Development During the 11th Five-Year Plan but Challenges Remain

- Rapid industrialization and urbanization pose challenges for the 12th Five-Year Plan Climate Policy Initiative has published its second "Annual...


07 Nov, 2011, 09:00 GMT Climate Policy Initiative Finds that Global Climate Finance Totals at Least USD 97 Billion a Year

- Most funding comes from private investors rather than public funds To support discussions on the adequacy and effectiveness of international...


03 Oct, 2011, 14:00 BST Climate Policy Initiative Finds Long-Term, Stable Policy Support Key to Reducing Cost of Financing Renewable Energy Projects

- Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs), Feed-in-Premia (FiPs), and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) met through long-term power or premium contracts, lowered...


25 Feb, 2011, 08:00 GMT CPI Study Finds China Made Solid Progress Towards 11th FYP Energy Intensity Targets but May Face Challenges in Meeting 12th FYP Targets

- Carbon-Specific and More Cost-effective Policies Provide Opportunities for Future Low-Carbon Development A study by Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) ...


02 Feb, 2011, 07:00 GMT Climate Policy Initiative Analysis Finds European Power Market Improvements Are Important for Wind Power Expansion

- Alternative nodal pricing system can result in savings of at least euro 0.8 to euro 2.0 billion for system operation A new study led by Climate...


01 Feb, 2011, 07:00 GMT Climate Policy Initiative and Climate Strategies Study Finds EU Emissions Trading Scheme Supports Low-carbon Investment but Impact Can Be Strengthened

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and Climate Strategies announced the results of a study on the impact of the EU ETS on low-carbon investment. EU ETS...