By Nikita Blows January 25, 2018
We’re all aware of the versatility and usability of blockchain technology, and not just in the virtual currency industry. It can be used in nearly any industry relying on recording transactions and data, including the UN.
The UN will soon be taking advantage of the power of blockchain in the fight against climate change. According to the EconoTimes, the group’s Climate Change secretariat has launched the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC), whose main aim will be to research how the technology can help in the fight against this global problem.
The coalition currently has 32 members but will welcome more participants. It comprises of 25 organizations involved in researching and implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Massamba Thioye, who is leading the secretariat’s blockchain efforts, had this to say:
The UN Climate Change secretariat recognizes the potential of blockchain technology to contribute to enhanced climate action and sustainability.
More at: The UN is Combating Climate Change One Block(chain) at a Time – Bitcoinist.com
By Lisa Walker October 10, 2017
If you know something is bad for you but you don’t know how to measure it, how can you reduce it? Take calories, for example. If we want to lose weight, we need to reduce our calorie intake. To do this, we can use the information found on packaging and in apps to monitor our calorie intake and adjust to what is healthy. Let’s apply this analogy to the environment. Just as many of us are clogging up our bodies with invisible calories, so every day we clog up our world with invisible greenhouse gases. Wouldn’t it be great if we could count, take control of and reduce our carbon emissions just as we take control of our diets?
We might not realize it, but every financial transaction has a climate consequence — whether it is obvious, such as filling up your car with petrol or booking a long-haul flight, or subtle, such as when you buy a coffee or a new pair of shoes, or even increase your cloud storage plan. Our daily choices leave a carbon footprint. We know this, and we are all aware of the monumental climate risks posed by carbon emissions. Demand for solutions is growing.
More at: Is blockchain the singularity point for the environment? – GreenBiz