Blockchain ClimateCup Roundtable brought together experts in international climate change law and policy, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) to explore practical, DLT-powered solutions for tackling climate change under the Paris Agreement.
The Roundtable proceeded in three main parts:
- opened with a series of cutting-edge “proof-of-concept” demonstrations performed by leading blockchain technologists, green finance innovators, and green infrastructure entrepreneurs;
- a deep-dive into the Paris Agreement’s obligations on specific climate change management issues;
- and breakout groups in which participants brainstormed concrete next steps for how to seize the specific opportunities and confront the key challenges presented by blockchain and DLT-powered climate change monitoring, management, and finance systems.
Julie Maupin is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP). She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.
As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.
Sam Anissimov is junior counsel at CIGI, providing assistance to CIGI’s chief of staff and general counsel on a range of legal matters. He also provides support for the ILRP’s research programs through the provision of independent research, research assistance, event planning and execution.