Environmental Governance with Blockchain Technology

Perspectives and Challenges

July 24 Tuesday

Date/time

July 24 - 25, 2018

Loc.

Lima, Peru

Type

Workshop

Built from the success of previous EKLA activities in the field of Blockchain technology and climate, a further workshop on the perspectives and challenges of environmental governance with Blockchain will take place on July 24-25, in Lima, Peru.

Also available in Español, Português

Jointly organized by EKLA-KAS, the International Intelligence Unit of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Nature Invest and Climate Ledger Initiative, a design thinking workshop aims to advance the debate on how Blockchain Technology can support environmental protection.

The Paris Agreement calls for greater international cooperation and technology sharing in fighting climate change. The Distributed Ledger Technology (also known as Blockchain) is undoubtedly one of the most promising opportunities in creating innovative solutions to climate-related challenges. Although Blockchain is still little-known to the public, the recent success of some of its applications, namely Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, sheds some light on the potential applicability of this technology in other fields. Indeed, Blockchain has recently been considered one of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies by the World Economic Forum – right next to Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies.

Basically, the Blockchain technology allows a cryptographically-protected public or private virtual distributed ledger to store data while recording information from every other transaction done in the platform. Due to its decentralized recording structure, which builds blocks of transactions through a complex cryptographic process and stores them chronologically - as if it was a chain, the probability of altering the data from pass transactions is close to zero, making the information very transparent and reliable.

Built from a previous workshop that discussed the potential contributions of the Blockchain technology to greater transparency in climate finance, this workshop will focus on the Amazon Protection with Cryptocurrency and Transparency in the Agricultural Chain Value.

Programme

July 24, Tuesday

  • 9:30 am - Registration

  • 10 am - Welcome:
    • Christian Hübner, Head of EKLA-KAS
    • Jocelyn Ostolaza, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • 10:15 am - Impulse
    • Sven Braden, Director Climate Ledger Initiative
  • 10:45 am - Panel: “Beyond Bitcoin: How can Blockchain-Technology support environmental protection?”
    • Leonardo Paz Neves, IIU Getulio Vargas Foundation
    • Michael Becker, NatureInvest
    • Rodrigo Perpétuo, ICLEI South America
    • NN, Peru
    • Christian Hübner, Head of EKLA-KAS
    • Moderation: Karina Marzano, EKLA-KAS

  • 12:15 - Early Lunch (Hotel)
  • 13:45-18:00 - Design Thinking Workshop: Amazon Protection (Closed Session, Only by Personal Invitation)

July 25, Wednesday

  • 8:30-13:00 - Design Thinking Workshop: Agricultural Chain Value (Closed Session, Only by Personal Invitation)
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Contact person

Karina Marzano Franco

Project Manager

Karina Marzano Franco
Phone +55 21 2220 5441
Fax +55 21 2220 5448
Languages: Português,‎ Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Español,‎ Français

Partners

FGV's International Intelligence Unit (FGV/NPII) ICLEI - Governos Locais pela Sustentabilidade Nature Invest Climate Ledger Initiative