Celebration of the Third Anniversary of the Climate Chain Coalition with the Virtual Event „Building the Digital Infrastructure for Climate Action Empowerment“ 11 December 2020, 3-5 PM CET

CCC Online Event in Celebration of :

 5th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Paris Agreement

3rd Anniversary of the Climate Chain Coalition

1st Anniversary of the Digital Innovation Community

And for Charting the Road Ahead

Date: Friday, 11 December 2020, 3-5 PM CET

Virtual event platform: Streamyard with live webcast on youtube and facebook

Rationale and goals of the event

On 12th of December 2015 leaders of the countries of the world agreed at the United Nations Climate Change conference COP21 in Paris to strengthen the global collaborative response to the threat of climate change and to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and if possible, below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

5 years have passed since then and very much still needs to be done in order to get all of society engaged in a meaningful and rewarding manner in climate action.

An important enabler of climate action are emerging technologies, like e.g. blockchain technology, internet of things and artificial intelligence. 12th of December 2020 it will be the third anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the Climate Chain Coalition www.climatechaincoalition.io which has been set up in cooperation with the UN Climate Change secretariat (https://unfccc.int/news/un-supports-blockchain-technology-for-climate-action) with the aim to facilitate coordination, communication and collaboration of all relevant stakeholders in the field of blockchain technology deployment for enhanced multi-stakeholder climate action.

With this online event we are going to assess the status quo, the accomplishments and future challenges in building the data and digital innovation infrastructure for multi-stakeholder climate action and to envisage options for CCC to best contribute to scaled-up and effective use of digital innovation for enhanced climate action.

The thematic introductions of the first part of the virtual event will be concluded by a presentation of the Action for Climate Empowerment initiative ACEAT (a partnership initiative of the UN Climate Change secretariat, the Austrian Federal Ministry for climate action, ICLEI and CCC member IAAI) and its data and digital innovation infrastructure dimension.

In the second part of the event, CCC members (especially CCC team leaders) and CCC partners will provide insights in their work and plans, like eg. in the field of digital finance, climate action tracking and accounting, regional cooperation in Latin America and East Asia etc. and engage in collaborative planning of the work of the Climate Chain Coalition in the year 2021 and beyond.

Draft Agenda

Welcome by Tom Baumann, CCC co-chair

Thematic introductions – The many dimensions of the data and digital innovation for climate action challenge:

Julie Maupin, INATBA Chair, Harnessing the potentials of blockchain technology with good governance and multi-stakeholder collaboration – EU perspectives

Katherine Foster  – UN SG task force on digital finance & digital cooperation related presentation

Susan David Carevic , World Bank , Climate Warehouse – Catalyzing the Next Generation of
Climate Markets

Nena Dokuzov – Slovenian government, European Blockchain Partnership representative, The Slovenian blockchain strategy and plans for the Slovenian EU council presidency II/2021

ACEAT presentation:

Miroslav Polzer, IAAI & CCC, Talieh Wögerbauer, Austrian Federal Ministry for climate action – Presentation of the ACEAT initiative and its data & digital innovation infrastructure dimension

Presentation of CCC activities and partners (2nd hour)

Martin Wainstein, highlights of Open Climate Collabathon – Digital and Social Innovation for Climate Action Tracking and Accounting (5-10 minutes)

CCC team leaders presentations (5-10 minutes each)

East Asia Team – Neo Lin and Nick Manthey
o Latin American Countries Team – Juan David Durán Hernández
o Digital Finance Team – Alexey Shadrin
o Mitigation Team – Joseph Pallant
o Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets – CCC response – Jim Whitestone
o Amy Seidman

Closing remarks Event recap and outlook – Tom Baumann and Miroslav Polzer (5-10 minutes total)