About Us

Blockchain & Climate Institute

With climate change threatening the livelihoods of humans and the earth they inhabit, there is an urgent need for a strong commitment to develop innovative solutions in a responsible and transparent way. Developments in emerging technologies such as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), particularly blockchain, play a crucial role in addressing global sustainability challenges. There remains, however, a policy evidence gap among state and non-state-based institutions in the climate change policy community.

As a progressive think tank providing leading expertise in emerging technologies deployment for climate and sustainability actions, the Blockchain & Climate Institute addresses this by enabling global technology transfers. By means of aggregation and distribution of new knowledge, BCI’s international network for scientific and technological experts is able to enhance state and non-state climate actions through targeted technological interventions.

Mission

To effect positive change by raising awareness among the international climate change policy community of the tremendous potential of blockchain technology to considerably enhance state and non-state climate actions through targeted technological interventions.

Directorate Officers

Leading a 100-strong Secretariat, BCI’s Directorate Officers are experienced individuals who are well-respected in their fields. They oversee 10 different divisions playing a crucial role in achieving BCI’s goals and objectives.

Alastair Marke

Alastair Marke

Director-General
HONG KONG / UK

John Song

John Song

Strategy Director
Director-General’s Office
CANADA

Anna White

Anna White

General Counsel
Legal Advisory Section

UNITED KINGDOM

Prof Haithan Askar

Prof Haithan Askar

Director of Research (Energy & Environment)
Research Division II
UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Fabiano de Andrade Corrêa

Dr Fabiano de Andrade Corrêa

Director of Legal Research
Research Division III
BRAZIL

Ulla Gómez

Ulla Gómez

Director of Capacity Building
Capacity Building Division
SPAIN

Greg Wasowski

Greg Wasowski

Deputy Chief of Staff
Director-General’s Office
UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Sai Kishore Nellore

Dr Sai Kishore Nellore

Principal Assistant Director-General
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
INDIA

Andrew Cave

Andrew Cave

Head of Advocacy & Government Relations
External Affairs Bureau
BELGIUM / UK

Prof Ernesto Santibanez

Prof Ernesto Santibanez

Deputy Director of Research (Sustainable Finance)
Research Division I
CHILE

Keith Donnelly

Keith Donnelly

Assistant Director-General
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Johnstone

Paul Johnstone

Company Secretary
Governance Support Bureau
UNITED KINGDOM

Thomas McLachlan

Thomas McLachlan

Head of Communications & Public Relations
External Affairs Bureau
UK

Jennifer Chung

Jennifer Chung

Assistant Director-General
Administration Division
UNITED KINGDOM

Fellowship Councils

Under the BCI Fellowship Scheme, Councils are established to focus on specific climate sectors that will benefit the most from blockchain and other emerging digital technologies. Each Council is composed of a Convenor, a Council Secretary and fellow members.

The Councils are currently set up as follows:

  • Renewable Energy Council
  • Resilience Council
  • Sustainable Finance Council
  • Emissions Management & Trading Council
  • Biodiversity & Conservation Council
  • Circular Economy Council
  • Smart Technologies & Cities Council
  • Blue Economy & Ocean Governance Council