Climate Finance

Accelerating the Global Financial Sector's Transition to Climate Alignment and the Financing of a Just, Equitable, and Secure Net Zero Future


investment required to reach net zero by 2050


proportion of investment needed from private sources


annual financing needs of the Global South in 2025–2030

We Must

Ensure global financial institutions execute their net-zero strategies in line with Earth’s carbon budget

Harmonize the financial sector’s actions with those of policymakers and companies

Increase capital deployed to the global south to mitigate and adapt to climate change tenfold

RMI Will

Clarify what robust net-zero commitments mean for different types of financial institutions

Enable financial institutions to work together to finance the transition of carbon-intensive sectors like steel, shipping, and aviation to net-zero emissions.

Expand opportunities for investments, address systemic barriers, and empower local actors to increase the flow of capital to the Global South.

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RMI is helping the financial sector turn its climate commitments into reality.

Market Levers

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Enable regulators to send clear and robust policy signals to the financial sector

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Accelerate commercial-scale financing of new, low-carbon technologies

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Data Transparency

Provide decision-useful information to and about the financial sector

What We Do

  • Center for Climate-Aligned Finance

    Helping financial institutions partner with their clients to develop practical and scalable solutions to the barriers to climate alignment

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  • Climate Finance Access Network

    Unlocking climate finance by building lasting capacity in developing countries.

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    PACTA is a free, open-source climate scenario analysis methodology and tool for financial institutions and regulators that measures the alignment of investment and lending portfolios with climate change scenarios and their associated sectoral decarbonization pathways.

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  • Engage and Act

    Engage & Act provides data and insights into an electric utility’s past and projected future emissions to help stakeholders assess if it’s on track to meet climate goals.

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  • Transition Finance

    The most comprehensive resource available for financial institutions to learn more about how to accelerate transition finance in their institution.

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Research & Analysis