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How private capital can be leveraged to fight climate change

An estimated $4-5 trillion per year of investment is needed to meet global decarbonization goals. Image: Freepik.

Brad Handler

Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Morgan Bazilian

Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines


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Figure 1: Allocation of total climate finance by source-type and destination. Source: Climate Policy Initiative.
Figure 2: Allocation of total climate finance by recipient region, $ billions. Source: Climate Policy Initiative.

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Figure 3: Mix of total MDB climate finance for LMICs. Source: Joint report on MDBs, 2020.

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