Daring Cities 2020 Side Event: With blockchain technology and digital innovation towards climate neutral cities and citizens

Created by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, Daring Cities is a virtual, action-oriented forum to recognize and empower courageous urban leaders – including mayors and other decision-makers, technical staff, researchers, private sector representatives, and community organizers – to disrupt business-as-usual and shift towards business-as-possible. Daring Cities showcases and catalyzes exemplary local climate action to tackle the climate emergency, including ambitious resilience-building and climate mitigation efforts.

IAAI GloCha Side event to the Daring Cities Forum 2020: With blockchain technology and digital innovation towards climate neutral cities and citizens

Date: Thursday, 22 October
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM (Paris/Bonn time)

https://daringcities.org/program/with-blockchain-technology-and-digital-innovation-towards-climate-neutral-cities-and-citizens/

Event description and outcomes

The science is clear: we are in a climate crisis and a swift and deep transformation to low and zero carbon societies is urgently needed – a transition that has for cities many co-benefits in terms of resilience, quality of life, health, cohesion etc. To achieve the goal of climate neutrality, many cities have declared climate neutrality goals, but too often such goals don’t translate into political support and action of all relevant stakeholders and impact on the necessary scale. With this digital innovation workshop, the organizers – IAAI GloCha www.glocha.info in cooperation with the Climate Chain Coalition www.climatechaincoalition.io, the leading global expert network on blockchain technology for climate action – convey the message that blockchain technology and digital innovation can be key enablers of programs towards climate neutral cities with fully engaged citizens (background info: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=7095&menu=2993). Speakers will showcase digital innovation tools in the fields of data collection, citizen science, resource mobilization (digital municipal bonds) and gamification.

Based on the interactive discussion in the workshop we plan to outline a cooperation strategy between IAAI GloCha, the Climate Chain Coalition, ICLEI, daring cities and other climate action innovation champions (like youth networks) with concrete pilot projects and resource mobilization plans.

Run of show

Thematic Introduction by Miroslav Polzer IAAI GloCha, Yunus Arikan ICLEI and Tom Baumann (Climate Chain Coalition – CCC): 10 minutes

Context setting: Talieh Wögerbauer, Austrian Ministry of Climate Action & UN CC ambassador for Action for Climate Empowerment

Solution 1: Alexey Shadrin, Evercity.io & CCC – Digital Municipal Green Bonds (5 minutes)

Solution 2: Vienna Looi and Miroslav Polzer (IAAI GloCha) – Individual Climate Action dashboard and citizens digital climate action finance platform and app

Solution 3: Martin Wainstein (Yale Open Innovation Lab – Open Climate Collabathon) – Climate Action Tracking and Accounting

Solution 4: Alexandre Caldas, UN Environment & Doug Ragan (UN Habitat) – Citizens Science & World Environment Situation Room

Breakout sessions around the 4 solutions (30 minutes)

Returning to joint session – reporting back from solutions breakout sessions and outlining a collaboration action plan including #PeoplesCOP,European Climate Pact, COP26, ..: 25 minutes

Closing remarks

Climate Week New York Webinar: Blockchain Technology and Digital Finance for Climate Action Empowerment, 24 Sept 2020

https://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/blockchain-technology-and-digital-finance-climate-action-empowerment

Organizers:

GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York – www.glocha.org

Climate Chain Coalition – www.climatechaincoalition.io

Evercity – https://evercity.io/

INATBA – International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications https://inatba.org/

IAAI Klagenfurt – www.glocha.info

Event Theme and Aims:

The global climate emergency requires new thinking, new tools and new arrangements for multi-stakeholder cooperation on the international as well as on the local level that will empower all of society to become engaged in climate action in a meaningful and rewarding manner. Blockchain technology and digital finance are key enablers of climate action tracking, accounting, coordination and incentivization and are therefore the theme of this virtual event in the context of the Climate Week NYC 2020, which aims to

  1. present the Climate Chain Coalition www.climatechaincoalition.io, the Climate ActionWorking Group of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA, https://inatba.org/) and the Digital Innovation Community in the context of the UNFCCC process (https://unfccc-cop25.streamworld.de/webcast/iaai-briefing-digital-innovation-community) as some of the leading multi-stakeholder networks in this field
  2. provide insights on trends and recent developments in the field of blockchain technology and digital finance for climate action
  3. present concrete digital finance tools and citizens’/youth climate action empowerment solutions, developed by the event organizers and their partners, like digital green bonds/digital SDG bonds & the digital SDG finance bulletin (Evercity.io, CCC digital finance team) and individual climate action dashboard platform and app, including digital badges/cryptostamps and a global citizen’s climate action registry (GloCha, CCC EU and D2I2 team leader)
  4. provide a showcase for other global leaders in digital finance and blockchain for climate action empowerment to present their work and solutions
  5. provide an open space for networking of solution providers, technology users, researchers and civil society

Agenda

Moderator: Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Cointelegraph

I – Welcome

II – Thematic Introduction blockchain technology and digital finance for climate action

Marianne Haahr, Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance (video message)

Simon Zadek, Head, Secretariat, Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs, Executive Office of the Administrator United Nations Development Programme

Monique BachnerCo-Chair, Governance Working Group INATBA Blockchain and digital finance for climate: governance issues & the role of INATBA

III – Blockchain and digital finance tools for climate neutral cities and citizens

(presentation of solutions, developed by the event organizers and their partners)

Alexey Shadrin, (Evercity.io, CCC digital finance team leader), digital green bonds/digital SDG bonds

Miroslav Polzer, (GloCha, IAAI, CCC EU & D2I2 team leader, INATBA CA WG D2I2 subgroup leader), individual climate action dashboard, digital badges/cryptostamps & global citizens’ climate action registry for citizens’/youth climate action empowerment (presentation)

Jo Bronckers, FIBREE, INATBA Real Estate WG – Unique Object Identification (video),

Yunus Arikan – pilot project implementation partner ICLEI https://iclei.org/ and announcement of the CCC – GloCha – ICLEI side event to the Daring Cities conference on 22 October

IV – Other climate finance and digital innovation for climate action empowerment leaders

Martin Wainstein, Yale Open Innovation Lab – Open Climate Collabathon & Hyperledger Climate Action & Accounting (CA2) Special Interest Group (SIG)

Andrew Eil – Focal Point – Climate Investment Platform &Climate Finance Specialist Sub-Team: Energy, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Xiaochen Zhang, Fintech4Good

Raymond van Ermen, European Partners for the Environment

Pierre Telep, African Development Bank

Elliot Chun, Emergents @Weild & Co.

Joseph Pallant, founder, Blockchain for Climate Foundation

Vienna Looi, winner of the UN Reboot the Earth Hackathon, COALA.global, Stanford Zero Degree Project, Economic Space Agency, GloCha Digital Innovation Advisor