Climate Finance for Cooperatives

Categories : Climate finance, Customer and Users of Digital Payments


The idea for this research paper came out of discussions that took place during the 2022 International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) Annual Learning Event organized by OCDC in January 2022. During the Learning Event, OCDC’s CDO members expressed interest in understanding better the ‘green’ (or environmental) and climate finance landscape, given how closely the green and climate agenda is tied to cooperative activities, priorities, and opportunities. OCDC is committed to helping CDOs as well as cooperatives around the world increase their knowledge in this area. It has commissioned through ICRG a landscape research of climate finance to get a better sense of what type of financing is available and how it may help support cooperative development. This research is timely as USAID just released its climate strategy for 2022-2030.