It’s no secret that the planet is in trouble.
From climate change, natural Calamities, and environmental destruction, the list of challenges faced by our planet is long and daunting.
But there is hope.
Enter blockchain and Web3 technologies.
Blockchain has the potential to provide the core architecture for a structural remodeling in public transparency, and as such, a technology that has the potential to be harnessed in service of the visions established by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate.
There are already a number of crypto projects that are making a difference when it comes to environmental issues. Here are just a few:
Rewilder is a crypto-native non-profit that coordinates the global purchase of land for wildlife conservation.
Track your donation with a unique NFT.
Once the land is purchased by the recently established foundation, the organization will virtually divide the property according to the share of the total money contributed. Each NFT will be updated after the land purchase to contain information on a specific parcel inside the purchased land and an update feed.
Crypto Climate Accord
Surging demand for cryptocurrencies and accelerating adoption of blockchain-based solutions have highlighted an important issue: the technology’s growing energy consumption and its impact on our climate.
CCA is working collaboratively with the crypto and blockchain industry to accelerate the development of digital #ProofOfGreen solutions and set a new standard for other industries to follow. Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the CCA is a private sector-led initiative for the entire crypto community focused on decarbonizing the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry in record time.
Project Ark is an innovative new blockchain-powered conservation platform built in partnership between Carbonbase and the leading international organization World Wildlife Fund Panda Labs.
They have created an online marketplace for rare digital collectibles or NFTs, which directly fund animal and environmental conservation efforts around the world.
Project Ark hopes to revolutionize the traditional fundraising model for conservation efforts around the world.
The organization will apply Ostrom’s theory of preserving the commons by creating the world’s first Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) to create endowment funds that protect large scale conservation efforts of the world’s most important natural resources.
The next few decades could be the most important in human history, with climate change and economic inequality on our plate. But there is an opportunity for progress: tech entrepreneurs are coming up with new solutions that will help us clean up this mess while also creating a better future--a regenerative economy where everyone has title to their own assets rather than just being able-bodied enough so they can accumulation what's leftover at the end of each day.
On this Earth Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made and the potential that lies ahead. With the help of blockchain technology, we can make the world a greener place for all.