“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of changing climate.” – Barack Obama
The importance of climate and the negative effects of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere have been stressed by many. Just recently, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has published a report stating that wildlife populations have declined by over half in less than 50 years. And in a recent UN report, the organization cautioned against the risk of droughts, floods and other climate-related disasters that will have severe consequences for the environment and communities should the global warming not be kept to a maximum of 1.5 Celcius.
In light of the 1.5 Celcius goal, 2015 has been a historic milestone, as for the first time in Paris, developed and developing countries alike agreed to collectively work towards the objectives stipulated in the Paris Climate Agreement. It has proven difficult in recent years to effectively tackle emerging climate-related challenges across the globe.
Policy makers have been increasingly looking in the direction of innovative technologies for developing solutions to address the factors that collectively lead to mitigating climate change. One of the emerging technologies in this field is Blockchain. Globally, start-ups and established players, mainly in the Transport, Energy and Agriculture industries, are not only developing Blockchain-based solutions, but have already introduced them to their customers on a commercial scale. These solutions span from from the eMobility industry with decentral charging networks and Mobility as a Service platforms to food origin tracking services, helping to protect fisheries and the biodiversity in threatened regions.
In our first edition of Deloitte’s Tech-Innovations Meetup series we would like to invite you to learn about the experiences of our industry experts, as well as to discuss potential solutions and opportunities.
So let's meetup and find out if Blockchain is the missing piece in the puzzle of climate change mitigation.
1) Craig Davis (Clean Green Fast)
2) Jannik Lockl (Fraunhofer FIT Blockchain Lab)
3) Guo Yir Tang & Can Öge (Deloitte Blockchain Institute)