BCI Events at COP24

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BCI events at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24)

 
 
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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Blockchain for Upscaling the Green Finance Flows

This session will explore how the private sector, development finance institutions and policymakers can work together to deploy blockchain and emerging digital technologies for upscaling green finance flows, including carbon and renewable energy financing. What interventions can create an enabling condition for a blockchain-supported green finance ecosystem? Experts and innovators will discuss measures to realise this blockchain vision.

Date, Time (Time Zone): 8 December, 17:00-18:00 (CET)

Location: UK Pavilion

Event Organisers/Partners: British Blockchain Association, Blockchain Climate Institute

Speakers:

  • Alastair Marke, Chair, Committee on Energy, Climate Change & Green Finance, British Blockchain Association

  • Harsen Nyambe, Head of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management, African Union

  • James Close, Chair of Advisory Board, Blockchain Climate Institute

  • Ben Goodfellow, Founder, Chainge Energy

  • Dr Anton Galenovich, Founder, DAO IPCI

Monday, 10 December 2018

Live Demonstration Workshop: Launching Decentralized Climate Programs on DAO IPCI Blockchain

This event will be a blockchain developers-led demonstration workshop targeting those who intend to launch their own decentralized environmental programs on the blockchain. DAO IPCI founders and engineers will guide audience through some 2018 use cases around operational blockchain infrastructure supporting the world’s first carbon credit transactions. The session will demonstrate:

  • How users can issue carbon credits in blockchain;

  • How smart contracts are used for calculation and offsetting of supply chain-related GHG emissions; and

  • The current blockchain value propositions for environmental finance market players.

Date, Time (Time Zone): 10 December, 13:00-14:00 (CET)

Location: Russian Pavilion

Event Organisers/Partners: DAO IPCI, Blockchain Climate Institute, Aira Lab, Evercity

Speakers:

  • Alexey Shadrin, CEO, Russian Carbon Fund / Co-founder, DAO IPCI / BCI

  • Sergey Lonshakov, Visionary leader / Robot Economics Architect, Airalab / Co-founder DAO IPCI

  • Alisher Hassanov, Industrial Engineer, Airalab

  • Alastair Marke, Director-General, Blockchain Climate Institute

 
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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Driving Innovation Panel: Changing the Climate Finance Landscape   

This panel will discuss the impacts of digitalisation on the low-carbon economy and the new approaches to finance like the blockchain impacting the climate finance space. We will also consider the latest global trends that are revolutionising the climate finance world as well as how different financial mechanisms being leveraged, from venture capital to equity investment, can accelerate these solutions.

Date, Time (Time Zone): 9 December, 14:25-15:15 (CET)

Location: Sustainable Innovation Forum, Vienna House Easy Katowice, Ulica Sokolska 24, 40086 Katowice, Poland

Event Organisers/Partners: Climate Action, BMW Group, MINI, Biofuel Indonesia, CDP, Climate Markets & Investment Association, Sustainable Mobility for All, UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association, World Energy Council

Moderator: Sue Reid, Vice President, Climate and Energy, Ceres

Speakers:

  • Massamba Thioye, Manager, Sustainable Development Mechanism Program, UNFCCC

  • James Close, Chair of Advisory Board, Blockchain Climate Institute

  • Anna Poberezhna, Founder, Smart4Tech

  • Corinne Bendersky, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance, Corporates & Infrastructures, S&P Global Ratings

Panel debates: Circular Solutions - Accelerating the transition to a circular economy

This panel will discuss the scale of the problem of plastic waste and viable circular economy business models. We will explore the role of the governments and policy makers in addressing the issue and how they can do more; and whether the private sector can provide the innovation and leadership to move the needle.

Date, Time (Time Zone): 9 December, 16:20-17:10 (CET)

Location: Sustainable Innovation Forum, Vienna House Easy Katowice, Ulica Sokolska 24, 40086 Katowice, Poland

Event Organisers/Partners: Climate Action, BMW Group, MINI, Biofuel Indonesia, CDP, Climate Markets & Investment Association, Sustainable Mobility for All, UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association, World Energy Council

Moderator: Alicja Kuczera, CEO, Polish Green Building Council

Speakers:

  • Wayne Hubbard, CEO, London Waste & Recycling Board

  • Alastair Marke, Director-General, Blockchain Climate Institute

  • Michelle Lemaitre, Head of Sustainability, International Olympic Committee

  • Ben Jordan, Senior Director of Environmental Policy, The Coca-Cola Company

Panel Debate: Energy Transitions - Advancing innovation in technology and financing for a low-carbon future

This panel will identify the latest approaches to innovation funding that are demonstrating to be a success in driving technology developments forward. Discussing the most promising emerging technologies and how the barriers to their deployment can be reduced. We will also explore options to assure that clean energy technologies are effectively and equitably integrated into existing energy systems.

Date, Time (Time Zone): 9 December, 16:20-17:10 (CET)

Location: Sustainable Innovation Forum, Vienna House Easy Katowice, Ulica Sokolska 24, 40086 Katowice, Poland

Event Organisers/Partners: Climate Action, BMW Group, MINI, Biofuel Indonesia, CDP, Climate Markets & Investment Association, Sustainable Mobility for All, UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association, World Energy Council

Moderator: Marzia Zafar, Director of Innovation and Issues Monitor, World Energy Council, UK

Speakers:

  • Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive Officer, German Energy-Agency (dena); Initiator, Start Up Energy Transition

  • Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the Board, KR Foundation

  • Martin Hillier, Director-General, REEP

  • Dr Dieter Vollkommer, Corporate Vice President Sustainability, Siemens AG

  • Joseph Pallant, Director of Impact, Blockchain Climate Institute

 
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Decentralized Integrity for Climate Finance and Carbon Markets

This side event will discuss the application of permissionless (public) blockchain to increase climate ambition and accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. The panel will propose principles and introduce live cases better connecting climate finance and carbon markets for the policy makers community, civil society and business sector. Presentations will include:

  1. The combination of blockchain, unmanned aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to ‘democratise’ climate finance architecture;

  2. Demonstration of geospatial analytics for forest monitoring;

  3. Interoperability of chains and climate mitigation programs plus ITMO protocol;

  4. Catalysing Paris Agreement Article 6 by connecting national carbon accounts on the blockchain; and

  5. Blockchain-based carbon reduction: Jeju case

Date, Time (Time Zone): 14 December, 11:30-13:00 (CET)

Location: Room Wisla

Event Organisers/Partners: Russian Environmental Congress/Blockchain Climate Institute, Coalition for Our Common Future, Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Foundation

Speakers:

  • Alastair Marke, Director-General, Blockchain Climate Institute

  • Joseph Badevokila, National Focal Point (Congo), Climate Technology Center & Network (CTCN)

  • James Close, Chair of Advisory Board, Blockchain Climate Institute / Former Director of Climate Change, World Bank (online)

  • Alexey Shadrin, Director, Russian Carbon Fund / Head of Partnerships & Engagement, Blockchain Climate Institute

  • Sergey Lonshakov, Visionary Leader, Airalab

  • Sang-Hyup Kim, Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future

  • Joseph Pallant, Director of Impact, Blockchain Climate Institute / Director, Blockchain for Climate Foundation

  • Julien Bouteloupe, Founder, Flying Carpet (online)

Webcast link - https://bit.ly/2rvOFvS