Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128144473

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains

1st Edition

Editors: Alastair Marke
Paperback ISBN: 9780128144473
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2018
Page Count: 250
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Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations such as the adoption of smart contracts, which are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures as well as transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a "problem statement" that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address.

The first book of its kind, Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains brings together original visions and insights from the members of the International Core Group on Blockchain Climate Finance, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, fintech innovators, scholars, experienced lawyers, and journalists from 20 countries. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology, how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to green economy.

Key Features

  • Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on the global climate change governance
  • Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues specific to green economy sectors
  • Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology
  • Covers blockchain for smarter energy sector; blockchain for fraud-free emissions management; blockchain to streamline climate investment; and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance


Policy-makers; professionals working on climate change, energy, finance, and international development issues; fintech investors and practitioners; scholars and upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in these areas

Table of Contents

1. A Conversation With Blockchain Masterminds

Part I
Jack Wrigglesworth Aldane

Part II
Alexander Harris

2. What is blockchain technology and how does it work?
Sebastien Meunier
3. Decoding the current 'wild west' in global climate finance
Alastair Hubert Nathan Marke and Bianca Sylvester
4. Demystifying blockchain for democratising global energy supply
Adam Woodhall
5. Basics of blockchain and climate finance: Powering a much smarter grid
Paul R. Brody
6. Flexibility trading platform: Using blockchain to create the most efficient demand-side response trading market
Joanna Hubbard
7. Efficient Power Markets: Reimagining the Global Market with Ethereum
Adam Richard
8. NRGcoin - A blockchain-based support policy for renewables
Mihail Mihaylov
9. Central Banking and Climate Finance: The Case for Managing Climate Risk with Blockchain Technologies
Delton Benjamin Chen
10. A new model for carbon pricing with blockchain technology—A carbon deposit and redemption system using distributed ledgers
Edward Dodge
11. How a blockchain network can ensure compliance with Clean Development Mechanism methodology and reduce uncertainty in achieving Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
Steven Dunkel Jr.
12. Blockchain-based mitigation ecosystem for carbon markets, environmental assets, rights and liabilities: Concept design and practical experience
Anton Galenovich and Alexey Shadrin
13. Using smart algorithms, machine learning and blockchain technology to streamline global climate finance flow -  Clean technology transfer
Neil Salisbury and Jenya Khvatsky
14. Blockchain – Powering and Empowering the Poor
Jane Thomason
15. Crowd Collaboration for Climate Adaptation (COCOA) - providing an open and transparent platform to support local climate adaptation actions
Cristian E. Retamal Gonzalez, Ivan S. Razo-Zapata and Gustavo Arciniegas Lopez
16. Networked Carbon Markets: Permissionless Innovation with Distributed Ledgers?
Justin Macinante
17. How to trust green bonds: Blockchain, climate, and the institutional bond markets
Owen Sanderson
18. Utilizing blockchain to mobilize and leverage climate finance: How new legal frameworks could help unlock private capital at scale
Cameron Prell
19. Blockchain and smart contracts: Complementing regulatory frameworks for climate finance, compliance and energy
James Lewis Robert Duchenne
20. Addressing Water Sustainability with Blockchain Technology and Green Finance
Anna Poberezhna


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About the Editor

Alastair Marke

Alastair Marke is currently a senior climate finance consultant with a listed company in London. He is a seasoned sustainability policy researcher with publications covering a wide range of policy issues, including food and energy security, climate finance, low-carbon investment planning, emissions trading, and associated green growth issues in Europe, Africa, China, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Seeing the dire need to accelerate global efforts to fill the current climate finance gap, on top of his consultancy work, Alastair has recently created the International Core Group on Blockchain Climate Finance, composed of over 40 experts from 20 countries, to study the potential of Blockchain technology to upscale sustainable, environmental and climate finance for developing countries, encompassing energy finance, carbon trading, and new cryptocurrency-based multi-level climate finance transfer mechanisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)

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