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Webinar – Blockchain: Boon or bane for Carbon reduction

August 12, 2020 @ 16:00 - 17:30 CDT

A conversation evaluating the possibilities and challenges using blockchain technology in the fight against climate change


There is a long standing discussion about sustainability when it comes to blockchain. While Blockchain alone cannot solve the climate crisis, there are interesting concepts, ideas and solutions that are using the technology for creating an impact. In recent years, blockchain technology has been utilised to improve global carbon markets, however there are challenges in increasing the positive impact and expand the markets.

In this webinar, we will take a look into how blockchain technology specifically work in the areas of carbon markets and hear from a group of panelists about different concepts/tools that are being currently developed and used.


  • Welcome note from PositiveBlockchain, Climate KIC, Greentech Alliance
  • Basic introduction to blockchain
  • Potential of blockchain for voluntary carbon markets – Julia Hsiao-Pei Liao
  • Introduction by the panelists (20 mins)
  • Moderated panel discussion (30 mins)
  • Q & A (20 mins)


  • Paul Gambill, CEO of NORI
  • Magdalena Gronowska, Innovation & Policy, Blockchain for Climate
  • Laszlo Giricz, Founder and CEO of Poseidon
  • more speakers tbc

PositiveBlockchain.io is an open-source database, media platform, and a community exploring the potential of blockchain technologies for social and environmental impact. The database currently lists more than 800 projects and startups using blockchain for good. PositiveBlockchain is a non-profit association run by a global community of contributors.

EIT Climate KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. We identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. We believe that a decarbonised, sustainable economy is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society.

Greentech Alliance is a community of Greentech companies from all over the world which connects the members to top tier VCs, media and experts.

Impact Hub Berlin is the home for social entrepreneurship in the German capital. A catalyst for social innovation – a community, a consultancy and a creative space. As part of the global network for social innovation, they inspire, connect and enable local community of changemakers to develop solutions to the greatest challenges facing people and the planet

Aalto University, Finland is a new multidisciplinary science and art community in the fields of science, business, and art and design.


August 12, 2020
16:00 - 17:30 CDT
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