Ethereum’s shift to Proof of Stake consensus, known as the Merge, has dramatically cut Polygon’s carbon dioxide emissions, opening the path to going beyond being carbon negative and toward empowering others to do the same. The conversation has shifted from blockchain sustainability to blockchain as a sustainability solution.
Join us for the second chapter of our Green Blockchain Summit series held virtually on Sept. 29, where we bring together climate action leaders, technologists, and the Polygon community to innovate and develop new solutions to our planet’s most pressing problems. And if you missed the first part in July, you can access the quick recap here.
Intro and Welcome
11:00 AM – 11:05 AM ET
Stefan Renton, Sustainability Lead at Polygon, will open the floor for a day packed with live panel discussions and walk us through Polygon’s own sustainability journey.
Inspired: How Nature & Tech Can Help Each Other
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM ET
Polygon will be joined by Prassidhi Singh, the 9-year-old prodigy from India, who will share her vision and how she sees technology playing a vital role in a positive global change for a sustainable future.
Democratizing Access to Climate Research to Save the Oceans
11:20 AM – 11:35 AM ET
The Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation, or OCEEF, has teamed up with Polygon to deliver its next-gen ocean conservation initiative. In this session, the team from OCEEF will deliver a keynote on what this collaboration means and how the foundation will leverage cutting-edge blockchain technology to save the seas.
Don’t Trust, Verify: Tracing Impact with Blockchains and Beyond
11:35 AM – 11:55 PM ET
A blockchain, as a tamper-proof data ledger, is being tested to better track goods throughout the supply chain. But the entrepreneurs on this panel hope to utilize the technology for another important supply chain matter, tracking and tracing a company’s emissions as they do business. Learn why they think blockchains are the future of responsible business.
Gaming and Purpose: How to Have Fun While Doing Good
11:55 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Web3 gaming has taken hold as a key use case for tokens and NFTs. But these projects want to be more than just fun leisure activities. They also want to bring about the change the crypto industry broadly strives for. Hear how they’re thinking about bringing serious good to gaming.
Verra on Blockchain and Tokenization for Carbon Markets
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM ET
Benoît Clément, Director of Financial Innovation at Verra, the leading carbon-credit registry, weighs in on blockchains and tokenizations for carbon markets. Verra’s recent conclusion of its first consultation on crypto instruments and tokens makes the session timely and pertinent for Web3 enthusiasts.
Blockchain and Carbon Markets: A Panel Discussion with Verra
12:50 PM – 01:30 PM ET
Can blockchains fix carbon offsets? Key players from the industry join a panel discussion with Verra to explore the intersection of blockchains and the carbon market. Tune in to learn more about blockchain applications for carbon accounting and reporting.
Not Just JPEGs: Scaling Carbon Markets With NFTs
01:30 PM – 01:50 PM ET
NFTs burst into our consciousness as wrappers for cute art and profile pictures. But Earthbanc has devised a product with NFTs at its core to finance land restoration and carbon removal at scale. In this session, you will learn about some novel applications of NFTs in scaling carbon markets.
De-Risking Carbon Investment With Solid World DAO
01:50 PM – 02:10 PM ET
Solid World DAO believes we need to act now to stop climate change. To allow businesses to do just that, the DAO gives carbon credit projects access to funding even before they’re certified. Blockchain technology makes this investment safe and efficient, and the carbon credits are liquid, transparent, and de-risked.
Sounds interesting? Hear out Stenver Jerkku, the Founder and Chairman of Solid World DAO, spill the beans on derisking carbon investments with Brianna Welsh, Co-Founder of Reneum.
Buidl-ing Better: Using Web3 For Social Impact
02:10 PM – 02:45 PM ET
Web3 isn’t only about ‘price go up,’ it’s also about ‘impact go up.’ Hear how these projects design and build blockchain ecosystems that focus on social impact instead of speculation.
Working Towards an Equitable, Nature-Positive Economy: Ralph Chami, IMF
02:45 PM – 02:55 PM ET
Learn from Ralph Chami, assistant director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on the value of natural capital as he explores the need for a nature-based economy and the application of distributed ledger technologies like blockchains to mitigate governance weaknesses.
Building A Nature-Positive Economy: Rebalance Earth
02:55 PM – 03:15 PM ET
Walid Al Saqqaf, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebalance Earth, will explore the importance of natural capital and the use of Eco Tokens to fund the fight against climate change, protect biodiversity, and uplift local communities out of poverty.
The ECO-nomics of Supporting A Nation
03:15 PM – 04:00 PM ET
How can we incorporate the natural world into our definition of economic value? How do we ensure equity for local communities? Our expert panel of environmentalists will field these and a lot more questions pertaining to the redefinition of economic value. The panel will also investigate critical approaches to achieving parity on a national scale.
And with that, we will be calling it a wrap. You can register here for the Green Blockchain Summit 2.0, track our sustainability journey here, and tune into our blog for the latest news from the Polygon ecosystem.
Let’s bring the world to Ethereum while building a better future!