Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more.
This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy.
- Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance
- Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors
- Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology
- Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance
Section 1: Scene-setting
What's going on? 1. A conversation with Dr. Kelce Wilson
An insider of Blockchain 2. A conversation with insiders of Blockchain X climate change 3. Blockchain 101: How does this revolutionary technology work? 4. Decoding the current 'wild west' in global climate finance
Section 2: Blockchain for Smarter Renewable Energy Deployment 5. How Blockchain can democratize global energy supply 6. How Blockchains will industrialize a renewable grid 7. Efficient Power Markets: Reimagining the Global Market with Ethereum 8. Flexibility trading platform: Using blockchain to create the most efficient demand-side response trading market 9. NRGcoin
A blockchain-based support policy for renewables
Section 3: Blockchain for Smoother International Climate Finance Transfers 10. Blockchain
Powering and Empowering the Poor 11. Disintermediating the Green Climate Fund 12. Crowd Collaboration for Climate Adaptation (COCOA) 13. Using smart algorithms, machine learning and Blockchain technology to streamline and accelerate dealflow in climate finance 14. Addressing Water Sustainability with Blockchain Technology and Green Finance
Section 4: Blockchain for Fraud-Free Emissions Management 15. Central banks and Blockchains: The case for managing climate risk with a positive carbon price 16. Carbon Deposits
Using soil and blockchains to achieve net-zero emissions 17. Blockchain ecosystem for carbon markets, environmental assets, rights and liabilities: Concept design and implementation 18. How a blockchain network can ensure compliance with Clean Development Mechanism methodology and reduce uncertainty in achieving Intended Nationally Determined Contributions 19. Networked Carbon Markets: Permissionless Innovation with Distributed Ledgers?
Section 5: Blockchain for Better Green Finance Law Enforcement 20. How to trust green bonds: Blockchain, climate, and the institutional bond markets 21. Utilizing Blockchain for better enforcement of green finance law and regulations 22. Blockchain and smart contracts: Complementing climate finance, legislative frameworks and renewable energy projects
Alastair Marke is currently a senior climate finance consultant with a listed company in London. He is a seasoned sustainability policy researcher with publications covering a wide range of policy issues, including food and energy security, climate finance, low-carbon investment planning, emissions trading, and associated green growth issues in Europe, Africa, China, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Seeing the dire need to accelerate global efforts to fill the current climate finance gap, on top of his consultancy work, Alastair has recently created the International Core Group on Blockchain Climate Finance, composed of over 40 experts from 20 countries, to study the potential of Blockchain technology to upscale sustainable, environmental and climate finance for developing countries, encompassing energy finance, carbon trading, and new cryptocurrency-based multi-level climate finance transfer mechanisms.