PositiveBlockchain has been invited in January 2020 by the think-tank European Partnership for the Environment (EPE) to present the ecosystem of blockchain for the SDGs and Climate Change at a recent workshop.
We are happy to share the slides.
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180 million Euros.
That’s about how much the EU has invested in blockchain-related Research and Innovation projects. How much for projects in the category “Environment”? Well.. 1%.
With Environment being on top of government’s agenda, we have good hopes at PositiveBlockchain that this trend will change. And this was exactly the point of the workshop held in Brussels on the 14.01 on the initiative of the EPE and hosted by the Sustainable Development Observatory of the European Economis and Social Comitte (EESC). The event gathered experts from various institutions, representatives from the commission, research organizations and companies working in the fields of blockchain for SDGs with a focus on Climate Change and Sustainability.
A new man-on-moon moment
Goal of the workshop was to propose to include blockchain and DLTs in the program of the upcoming European Climate Pact which will be launched in March 2020 as part of the EU Green Deal, the so-called “man-on-moon moment” announced recently by the EU commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The plan has the ambition to reach a total of 100 billion euros of funds in the next seven years and will be the horsepower of the “new European growth strategy”.
Participants have all acknowledged the transformative potentials of blockchain and DLTs to fight Climate Change. Presentations addressed potential benefits ob blockchain to fight Climate Change, streamline carbon certification exchanges, create incentives for individuals and organizations, provide transparency and trust in supply chains and food systems, etc. Potential ways forward as well as risks and current challenges of the technology (e.g. energy consumption) have also been addressed.
The slides presented by PositiveBlockchain are available here: http://bit.ly/EU-EPE-workshop
You’ll find in the slides an overview of:
- what is PositiveBlockchain and what are the key analytics of our projects database
- what are the EU initiatives in blockchain for SDGs/Climate Change: Ledger, Decode, P2P2 Models, My Health My Data, Next Generation Internet, PlasticTwist, Blockchain for Good Prize, etc.
- what are the main organizations fostering innovation, conducting valuable researches, curating communities and shaping the ecosystem of blockchain for SDG/Climate Change.
You may also want to read this previous article we wrote about 13 organizations and communities watching blockchain for good.
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