Blockchain Contribution for the Climate Finance

Debate and Launch of the Report

October 11 Thursday

Date/time

October 11, 2018, 10:00 - 12:30

Loc.

Auditório Eng. Thompson Motta (12o andar), Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Type

Book Presentation

This event will serve to launch a Report on „ Blockchain Contributions for the Climate Finance: introducing a debate” and discuss its main findings and recommendations.

Also available in Español, Português

In recent years, the politics on climate finance have gained a lot of attention from very different perspectives. It became a crucial measure to incentivize finance flows to fight climate change as a whole. Meanwhile, a global climate finance architecture has been created, facilitated by major events like the Paris Agreement. Currently, institutions like The Green Climate Fund are working on the implementation of concrete projects to adapt to the impacts of climate change, or to reduce CO2 emissions.

As the global activities and the amounts on climate finances are increasing, questions regarding transparency and efficiency are being raised and new technologies are coming to the focus of major stakeholders. Blockchain Technology seems to be a very promising new approach tool to overcome centralized structures and remain reliable. Especially for climate finances, it can help to earn the donors’ trust by offering a maximum of transparency. In addition, it increases the efficiency of climate finance flows as a whole. Maybe the most important issue is that it can bring a lot of new stakeholders into the climate finance circle by reducing complexity. Startups are developing smart phone apps that allow everybody to work on climate finance. To fight against climate change it could be the next level for being much more effective, as climate finance becomes a very decentralized issue, concerning more and more people.

Early this year in Rio de Janeiro, together with our partner the FGV International Intelligence Unit, we held a first Workshop on Blockchain-technology and climate finance. As a result, a report on "Blockchain Contributions for the Climate Finance: Introducing a Debate" has been recently published. This event aim to discuss its main findings and recommendations.

Agenda

October 11, Thursday

  • 9:30 am - Registration and Welcome Coffee

  • 10am - Welcome:
    • Renato G. Flôres Jr., FGV IIU
    • Christian Hübner, Head of EKLA-KAS (via skype)

  • 10:30am - Presentation of the Project: Karina Marzano, KAS EKLA

  • 11 am - Debate:
    • Moderator: Karina Marzano, EKLA-KAS
    • Christian Hübner, Head of EKLA-KAS (via skype)
    • Gabriel Aleixo Prata, ITS Rio
    • Leonardo Paz Neves, FGV IIU
  • Comments:
    • Vanessa de Almeida, BNDES
  • Q&A
  • 12:30 - End

Arrival

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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)