The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is a progressive think tank providing leading expertise in the deployment of emerging technologies for climate and sustainability actions. As an international network of scientific and technological experts, BCI is at the forefront of efforts to create a sustainable and clean global future.
With climate change threatening the livelihoods of humans and the earth they inhabit, there is an urgent need for a strong commitment to develop innovative solutions in a responsible and transparent way. Developments in Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), amongst others, play a crucial role in addressing global sustainability challenges. However there remains a policy evidence gap among state and non-state-based institutions in the climate change policy community.
BCI addresses this by enabling global technology transfers through the aggregation and distribution of new knowledge. This includes support for governments, inter-governmental and regional organisations in climate change policy development, furthering the deployment of emerging technologies (including blockchain) to combat climate change.
In this way, a strong positive change is effected by BCI in enhancing state and non-state climate actions through targeted technological interventions, advancing governments and industries.
BCI employs a three-pronged approach in its mission —
BCI will develop its work programmes in line with the main themes in Decision 4/CP.7 as strategic instruments to achieve our vision and mission as well as the organisational objective. With reference to the UNFCCC Technology Transfer Framework arrangement as well as market development and innovation, the BCI shall accomplish the said mission through the four work streams below:
To materialise our vision and mission (Paragraphs 5-9), the BCI’s operating model will deliver the four functions below: