Blockchain Technology for Enhanced Climate Action - Cooperation and Resourc...

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Galvanize San Francisco Campus

44 Tehama street

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An official affiliate event of the California Global Climate Action Summit

organized by the Climate Chain Coalition

hosted by Open Austria in the context of the Austrian EU Council Presidency

in cooperation with the multistakeholder partnership GloCha

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Digital innovation and especially Distributed ledger technology (blockchain) can be very important enablers of enhanced climate action.DLT and blockchain could:

  • strengthen monitoring, reporting and verification of the impacts of climate action
  • improve transparency, traceability and cost-effectiveness of climate action
  • build trust among climate actors
  • make incentive mechanisms for climate action accessible to the poorest
  • support mobilization of green finance.

To encourage exploration and eventual use of this technology in support of climate action, the UN Climate Change secretariat initiated and facilitated the creation of the Climate Chain Coalition. (see for more details) In light of the importance of the California Global Climate Action Summit for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and in order to tap into the unique innovation and technology development potentials of California, the Climate Chain Coalition is organizing workshops and a public networking event in the context of GCAS2018 to facilitate broad collaboration among all relevant stakeholders and in order to galvanize financial as well as intellectual resource mobilization for the creation of the technological infrastructure for multi-stakeholder engagement in climate action in the context of the UNFCCC platform for enhanced climate action by Non-Party Stakeholders

Draft Agenda

(Venue: Galvanize, 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA (floor plan))

Part I - CCC Working Meetings - Time: 1 PM - 5 PM Meeting Room: Speakeasy

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Part II - Public Event/Outreach/Networking/Reception - Time: 6 PM - 9 PM Meeting Room: Townhall

Opening Session (20 minutes)

  • Welcome by CCC co-chairs Tom Baumann and Massamba Thioye
  • Welcome by the hosts and sponsors of the event: Open Austria SF /Austrian EU presidency 2018 (additional sponsors to be confirmed)
  • Welcome by COP24 high level climate champion Tomasz Chruszczow (to be confirmed)
  • Welcome by Canada’s Climate Change Ambassador Patricia Fuller (to be confirmed)

Thematic I - How Blockchain can support climate action by non-Party Stakeholders (20 minutes) - Massamba Thioye, UNFCCC

Thematic II - Climate Chain Coalition (15 minutes) - Tom Baumann, CCC - Presentation of the Climate Chain Coalition

Thematic III - Climate and Digital Innovations Good Practice Cases (45 minutes) - Good Practice Cases (from CCC members and event partners) - (speakers to be confirmed)

Thematic IV - Resource Mobilization for Blockchain for Enhanced Climate Action - Presentation and discussion on resource mobilization of blockchain for enhanced climate action (20 minutes) - Miroslav Polzer, IAAI Klagenfurt, Ari Eisenstat, GloCha Foundation New York Inc., John R Seydel, Turner Foundation Inc., CCC co-chair Tom Baumann


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