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), effective January 2016. She is also a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.
Oonagh Fitzgerald is director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. She has extensive experience as a senior executive of various departments of the federal government, including with the Department of Justice and Department of National Defence.
Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. While at CIGI, her research will examine the governance structures addressing global commons environmental issues, with a special emphasis on geoengineering.