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

Jean-Paul Fabri

Jean-Paul Fabri

Director of Development
Development Division
MALTA

Candice Teo

Candice Teo

Director of Communications
Communications Division
SINGAPORE / AUSTRALIA / FRANCE

Dr Pedro Baiz

Dr Pedro Baiz

Head of Research (Finance)
Research Division I
VENEZUELA / UK

Faisal Yusuf

Faisal Yusuf

Head of Research (Energy & Environment)
Research Division II
INDONESIA

Candice Teo

Dr Fabiano de Andrade Corrêa

Head of Legal Research
Research Division III
BRAZIL

Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu

Director of Legislative Advocacy
Legislative Advocacy Division
TAIWAN

Sai Nellore

Dr Sai Kishore Nellore

Principal Assistant Director-General
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
INDIA

(Vacant)

(Vacant)

Assistant DirectorGeneral (Operations)
Administration Division

Matt Cullen

Matt Cullen

Chief of Staff
Director-General’s Office
UNITED KINGDOM

Nicholas Cole

Nicholas Cole

Deputy Chief of Staff
Development Division
UNITED KINGDOM

Shiho Kuroki

Shiho Kuroki

Deputy Chief of Staff
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
JAPAN

Jefrey Matemba

Jefrey Matemba

Company Secretary
Director-General’s Office
UNITED KINGDOM


Isaac Sammut

Isaac Sammut

Deputy Director of Development (Regional Coordination)
Development Division
MALTA

Matthew Lowell

Matthew Lowell

Deputy Director of Development (Institutional Engagement)
Development Division
MALTA

Lara Naqushbandi

Lara Naqushbandi

Deputy Director of Development (Strategy & Operations)
Development Division
UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Maria Vigliotti

Dr Maria Vigliotti

Deputy Head of Research (Finance)
Research Division I
ITALY / UK

Joanne Roxburgh

Joanne Roxburgh

Assistant Director-General (Well-being)
Administration Division
UNITED KINGDOM

Advisory Board

The BCI Advisory Board plays an important role in developing programmatic strategies by providing critical advice to the Executive Committee.

James Close

James Close

Chair
Head of Circular Economy
London Waste & Recycling Board
(Former Director of Climate Change, World Bank Group)
UNITED KINGDOM

Prof Michael Mehling

Prof Michael Mehling

Member
Deputy Director
Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
USA

Darius Nassiry

Darius Nassiry

Member
Senior Advisor
Climate Finance Advisors, BLLC
(Fmr Advisor to DG,
Global Green Growth Institute)
USA

Dr Joan Bigham

Dr Joan Bigham

Member
Fellow / Former MD
Blockchain Research Institute
USA / SWITZERLAND

Pyarali Jamal

Pyarali Jamal

Member
Former CEO
London Re-Use Limited
Canada / UK


Caroline Thomas

Caroline Thomas

Member
CEO
Objective Group
(Former Director of Global Innovation, Barclays Bank PLC)
UK / AUSTRALIA

Nadia Humphreys

Nadia Humphreys

Member
Senior Strategist – Sustainable Finance
Bloomberg LP
UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Mark Thompson

Dr Mark Thompson

Member
Director of Digital, Data and Technology
Cabinet Office
UK Government
UNITED KINGDOM

Nish Kotecha

Nish Kotecha

Member
Chair, Finboot
Chair
Investment Committee
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
UNITED KINGDOM

Carola Paschola

Carola Paschola

Member
Senior Advisor, BFM Brainfleet Management
(Former VP Merchant Services Germany and Austria, American Express)
GERMANY

Juha Ristolainen

Juha Ristolainen

Member
CTO, UPVEST
(Former CTO, TransferWise for Business)
FINLAND

Mario Abela

Mario Abela

Member
Director
(Redefining Value)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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

The Blockchain & Climate Institute is registered as a non-profit organisation (registry code 80566402) in Estonia. Our innovation business entity is registered as “Blockchain Climate Policy Studies Limited” (Company no. 11913053) in England & Wales.