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.
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.
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.
HONG KONG / UK
Dr Emma Bergin
Director of Research
Research Division I UNITED KINGDOM
Prof Haithan Askar
Director of Research (Energy & Environment)
Research Division II
Dr Fabiano de Andrade Corrêa
Director of Legal Research
Research Division III
Director of Capacity Building
Capacity Building Division
Assistant Director-General (Operations)
Dr Sai Kishore Nellore
Principal Assistant Director-General
Fellowship Scheme Bureau
Head of Advocacy & Government Relations
External Affairs Bureau
BELGIUM / UK
Prof Ernesto Santibanez
Deputy Director of Research (Sustainable Finance)
Research Division I
Deputy Chief of Staff
Governance Support Bureau
The BCI Advisory Board plays an important role in developing programmatic strategies by providing critical advice to the Executive Committee.
Head of Circular Economy
London Waste & Recycling Board
Prof Michael Mehling
Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Climate Finance Advisors, BLLC
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
BFM Brainfleet Management
UK / AUSTRALIA
Senior Strategist – Sustainable Finance
Dr Mark Thompson
Director of Digital, Data and Technology
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.