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

Joris Ankersmit

Joris Ankersmit

Assistant Director-General
Human Capital & Administration
UK

Tracy Ho

Tracy Ho

Head of Communications & Public Relations
External Affairs Bureau
UK

Prof Haithan Askar

Prof Haithan Askar

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

Chris PoullouraChief Technology Officer

Chris Poulloura
Chief Technology Officer

Emerging Technology Division
UNITED KINGDOM

Candice du Preez

Candice du Preez

Director of Capacity Building
Capacity Building Division
S
OUTH AFRICA

Giles Crown

Giles Crown

General Counsel
Legal Advisory Section

UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Sai Kishore Nellore

Dr Sai Kishore Nellore

Principal Assistant Director-General
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
INDIA

Marc Le Gelebart

Marc Le Gelebart

Director of research (Sustainable Finance)
Research Division I
UNITED KINGDOM

Paul Johnstone

Paul Johnstone

Company Secretary
Governance Support Bureau
UNITED KINGDOM

Christiana Aristidou

Christiana Aristidou

Director of Legal Research 
Research Division III
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