DigitalArt4Climate & Blockchain4Climate @ UN STI Forum 2022

UN STI Forum 2022 Side Event

DigitalArt4Climate & Blockchain4Climate

for SDGs aligned Creative Economy and Climate Entrepreneurship

4th May 2022, 10:30 – 12.30 AM EDT

(live webbroadcast with possibility for audience interaction on & & live and on-demand broadcast on UN WebTV

Context and Aims of the Side Event

This side event sheds light on the game changing potentials of blockchain technology as enabler of all of society action for climate empowerment and local SDGs implementation with a focus on creative economy and youth.

The side event will showcase concrete cases in which blockchain based solutions drive action for climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation:

  1. the DigitalArt4Climate initiative and its COP26 collection as one of the world’s most famous UN associated digital art initiatives, and
  2. the MENA Blockchain4Climate network with its flagship initiatives in the fields of education, ESG marketplace integration, DigitalArt4Climate, COP in the Metaverse and governance and resource mobilization innovation DAO.

Important aspects of the event are also the promotion of decarbonization of blockchain and global climate governance innovation support for the UN system in general and the incoming presidencies of the UNFCCC process, in particular COP27 in November 2022 (presidency: Egypt) and COP28 in 2023 (presidency: UAE) in particular.

Agenda (as of 2nd May 2022)


  • Miroslav Polzer, CEO of IAAI GloCha & Strategic director of the Climate Chain Coalition (moderator)
  • Yumna Khan, AFS Intercultural Programs – Youth Assembly Program, New York (local host)
  • Doug Ragan, UN Habitat Youth Programme (lead partner of the side event)

Thematic Introduction:

  • Miroslav Polzer, CEO of IAAI GloCha, Strategic director of CCC and Founder and Coordinator of DA4C

DigitalArt4Climate (DA4C)

  • Presentation of the DigitalArt4Climate concept & COP26 collection
    • Anna Dart, DA4C Creative director, DA4C COP26 collection presentation video
    • Irina Karagyaur, Unique network NFT platform, Environmentally Sound NFT solutions
  • Presentation of the DigitalArt4Climate NFT marketplace, auction, revenue use plans and partners
    • Tim Damon, Global Youth Development Institute, ACE Marketplace
    • Ali Mustafa, Generation Next – Voice of Youth / International Youth Conference & AFS
  • Presentation of DA4C supporting and media partners
    • Elena Corchero, Director of Emerging Tech @DowJones Live – WSJ+ Iconic Mints platform
  • Plans and Partners for next rounds of DigitalArt4Climate

Blockchain4Climate – MENA region, COP27 / COP28 and beyond

Concluding remarks

Contact: Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha,,,