Blockchain technologies have been finding real-world utility globally and across the developing world over the last years. An increasing number of blockchain use-cases are being developed as innovators and innovation ecosystems identify new ways of creating value. Blockchain technologies also have a great potential for addressing challenges linked to climate change all over the world.
The UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with its network partner the Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) organizes a series of six webinars on the topic of Emerging Technologies for Climate Policy Implementation between November 2021 and January 2022. Leading BCI experts together with guest speakers from the public and private sector will introduce blockchain concepts and use-cases across areas such as governance, renewable energy, climate mitigation and adaptation, carbon markets and value chains.
Webinar No. 2 provided an overview on blockchain in the context of energy markets, renewable energy and energy efficiency. How can blockchain contribute to the transition to renewable energy? How are blockchain-based microgrids working? How can investments in energy efficiency be enabled through blockchain? These and more topics were covered by Dr. Hazel Reade, Director of Research for Energy & Environment at the BCI, with use-case presentations from Vinod Tiwari, Head of Business at Power Ledger Company, and Livia Miethke Morais, Senior Sustainable Finance Specialist at Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE).