About Us

Who We Are

The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) is an independent not for profit trade association that has been providing leadership from the private sector in the delivery of climate investment policy and market mechanisms since 2008. We hold one of two Active Private Sector Observer seats to the Green Climate Fund, and a private sector observer role at the World Bank’s Climate Investment Fund and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. Through climate policy, finance and investment, we are leading a global coalition of private sector actors to mobilise the trillions that will enable a transition to a climate-resilient, low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Themes

Policy and Regulation

The intergovernmental processes and domestic policies that are emerging from and being implemented as a result of the Paris Agreement.

Finance and Investment

The wide variety of public and private sector financial instruments and tools designed to raise capital that will drive the transition to a low carbon economy.

Sustainable Business

There is no regulatory obligation, but there is a strategic imperative for companies to have a more sustainable business model.

Key Attributes

  • Active Private Sector Observer Seats: Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the World Bank’s Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)
  • Consulted for private sector expertise by: Government, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), Financial Institutions
  • Diversity of members and the range and breadth of their knowledge
  • Access to key events like the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP), private consultations with governments, policy-makers and industry leaders.

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Latest News

  • 17 Oct

    Shifting the Lens

    Shifting the Lens

    Shifting the Lens is one part of the broader Financing Climate Futures initiative focusing on the identification of critical uncertainties posing constraints to aligning financial flows with climate objectives and in particular…

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  • 16 Oct

    CMIA Letter to GCF Board B.21

    CMIA Letter to GCF Board B.21

    Below is our letter submitted to the GCF board ahead of B.21. We share this with stakeholders in the wider context of climate development as both the public and private…

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  • 15 Oct

    What a Waste: An Updated Look into the Future of Solid Waste Management

    What a Waste: An Updated Look into the Future of Solid Waste Management

    “Waste not, want not.” This old saying rings so true today, as global leaders and local communities alike increasingly call for a fix for the so-called “throwaway culture.” But beyond…

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