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Blockchain for Climate Change and Sustainability

A  Proof-of-Concept(PoC)  &  Public Use Case i2 Initiative 

The purpose of ‘Blockchain4CCaS’ initiative is to track and help put the spotlight on the emerging blockchain trends, applications, challenges, benefits with respect to ‘Climate Change and Sustainability ‘ , spur wide stakeholder dialogue and uptake by various groups in policy, business, citizen and academia as also to catalyze ‘responsible innovation ‘ through a first-of-its kind ‘ Proof-of-Concept(PoC) & Public Use Case ‘  model

3 Dimensional Blockchain / Nexus Earth
Sustainable Lifestyle Reward Token Exchange / CarbonX 
Mobility Open Block Initiative / MOBI
Carbon Grid Protocol  / Carbon Grid
Lifecycle Provenance of Products  / Provenance
Blockchain Smartphones and Devices / Finney Smartphone
Enigma Privacy Protocol / EPP
World Bit Bank/ WBB
Sustainable Cryptocurrencies/BitGreen
Decentralized Super Maps / Soar Platform
Blockchain Agnostic Hardware Oracle / LedgerHWOracle
Open Source Framework for the Edge / LF-Edge


Welcome to our new leading tech edge initiative that endeavors to track and present some of the exciting trends that are shaping  the public and social good application of the blockchain technology that is making a broad range of stakeholders sit up, take notice and concerted action around the globe! The technology, thus far, has garnered much attention in the BFSI, IT sectors but slowly and steadily gaining traction across other sectors as well, as in education, international development,  manufacturing, health care to name a few. Climate change and sustainability space has witnessed, of late, much interest  and evidence suggests that a broad spectrum of players in the space  are becoming active to create a steady pipeline of innovation success stories  across themes in SDGs, sustainability, climate change,  disaster risk reduction.

The ‘Climate Chain Coalition’ formation, the ‘Climate Ledger Initiative’, ‘Blockchain Research Institute’ efforts towards characterizing the market potential of the technology across stakeholder groups, the launch of Climatecoin , the DAO IPCI (integral platform for climate initiatives )  and UNDP’s ‘The Future is Decentralized’ white paper are some examples that support.

The purpose of ‘Blockchain4CCaS’ initiative is to track and help put the spotlight on the emerging blockchain trends, applications, challenges, benefits with respect to ‘Climate Change and Sustainability ‘ , spur wide stakeholder dialogue and uptake by various groups in policy, business, citizen and academia as also to catalyze ‘responsible innovation ‘ through a first-of-its kind ‘ Proof-of-Concept(PoC) & Public Use Case ‘  model.

In the first pass of this initiative, broad funneling criteria across four dimensions were applied – emerging themes, theme evidence and trends direction, potential to unpack the thematic problem spaces and transformative elements of the blockchain technology pieces. Using that funnel criteria, six themes were identified (gender, disaster risk and recovery, sustainable education and lifestyle, sustainable development goals, sustainability and climate assessment) and eleven use case outlines drawn up across identity, multi factor authentication,smart workflows, global-local model of decentralized applications, data provenance and sustainability credentials marketplace areas. SDGenpowerCoin for the gender theme – working paper resulted in the very early phase of the run.

Following an extensive idea & outline validation phase,the following high potential proof-of-concept covering SDGs(Hybrid Enterprise  – Blockchain Solutions)  and Sustainable Production/Consumption (Tokenomics) have been released. We hope the releases (UT-Unlock and SDGH#Power ) draw your attention to the transformative impact potential of this technology for the respective themes.

UT-Unlock :  A ‘Non Fungible Token Interconversion Mechanism’ that seeks to unlock significant global responsible consumption (SDG Goal 12) value  and  fuel inclusive token based service markets. Proof-of-Concept modeled on ‘Waves Platform’.

SDGH#Power : A ‘Hybrid Enterprise – Blockchain Technology Model’ that seeks to frame ‘identities-access-opportunities’ triad targeting 2,3,7,11 SDGs and  catalyze token service markets for value players in emerging economies. Proof-of-Concept modeled on ‘Perlin Platform’.

Public Use Cases : Two sustainability oriented use cases presented promise. 1 ) Targeting Sustainability Standards and Protocols Harmonization with AI-Blockchain and 2 ) Targeting Corporate Sustainability Reporting – Transparency and Accountability with Blockchain Hybrid Decentralized Workflow transformative elements. 

We hope with our modest efforts, key players in this space shall follow suit and contribute their might to this exciting innovation intersection of technology and global public good cause. 

Join in and explore!

PoC Theme


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)





The Usecase models  ‘Token Interconversion Mechanism’ using  a  series of accounts, custom token assets and transfer flows across accounts using ‘Waves Platform’


Problem Space Addressed : ‘Unsustainable Consumption’




The targeted SDG Goal is 12,with a potential to ‘unlock’  global ‘Responsible Consumption’ markets leveraging token mechanisms and widening the services opportunity base for inclusive token economic participation



For the purposes of PoC, the characteristics of the envisaged custom token assets are : they are non-fungible, pledgable (meaning : donatable), transferable, re-issuable , burnable and under consumer use control



The intrinsic value of such custom assets(with unique digital identifier) is visualized as a product of the enterprise issuing it, nudge value for responsible consumption, product/service type and potential for emissions avoidance


The PoC is modeled under the key assumptions that  enterprises are conversant with and open and keen to

offer responsible product/service choices to their consumers on token market platforms
are conversant with  token economics,consumer behavior and technology platform integration dynamics



Underlying Theory of Token Value Increase

More responsible consumption tokens in the pool implies enterprises are offering responsible consumption product – services choices and customers are willing to donate them to unlock inclusive economic opportunities

More the Number of Open Access MBE (mint and burn ) service tokens in circulation, implies more service providers are gaining access to offer the services on the services marketplaces


‘The Interconversion Mechanism – Flow’ part of the ‘Proof-of-Concept’ modeled on Waves Platform demonstrates 2 custom token (WUTK and BUTK ) donation transfers, 1 custom service market token ( SMTK ) issue and transfer, burn of the donated tokens to a dedicated burn address , assumption bases for the ‘token-fiat-token’ series of inter conversions( 7 accounts and 7 transfer transactions)




Our first cut findings on the PoC run indicate that there exists strong potential and need for

DEX (decentralized exchange) based platforms to build technology integration components
unique token identification routines
flexibility on the issue,reissue,burn of custom tokens with appropriate checks and balances
applied token engineering practices – multiple inter-conversion algorithms
seamless and sophisticated ‘Oraclizers’ integration support for accounts
token mechanism simulations support

Token Interconversion Flow

7 Accounts - 7 Transfers - 3 Custom Tokens

SDG Goal 12 Addressed

Waves platform Testnet, Lite Client, Waves IDE and Waves Testnet Full Node API Based






‘The 2 Factor Authentication Flow ‘part of the ‘Proof-of-Concept’ demonstrates – Blockchain enabled authentication of the user followed by session and records the authentication log information using a smart contract








The flow touches 3 blockchain platforms in ‘Waves’, ‘BigChainDB’ and ‘Perlin’ to address the challenges inherent in blockchain based authentication, cross chains integration







‘The SDG#Hash Flow’ part of the ‘Proof-of-Concept’ modeled completely on Perlin stack, demonstrates a 3 way buy transaction among end customer, goal orientated business and an intermediary







The 3 way transaction flow starts with buyer placing an order on business, driven by intermediary market making intervention, and based on the business generated, receiving the commission resulting in 2 peers and 1 smart contract based business account within a ‘node’ configuration in Perlin







Technically the transaction flow demonstrates Perlin custom transaction processor implementation at its core, linux shell – nodejs based transaction dispatcher wrappers to access the wavelet terminal and viewing the transaction confirmations in Perlin lens



L0 Process Flow & Solution Configuration Pattern

2FA - Stateless Flow Model

SDG#Hash - Stateful Flow Model

Public Use Case Theme




Problem :  Sustainability Standards and Protocols Disharmony

  • 200+ Standards and Initiatives Exist Globally
  • Standards Shape, size, context of application, verticals quite diverse
  • ISO standardization efforts on to mitigate the problem
  • Businesses Adoption Gap Remains
  • Recent Trends point to ISEAL Alliance’s efforts to bring harmonization to the diverse standards efforts
  • The UNCTAD efforts in mapping the sustainability global standards is  an effort in the direction of spurring global trade and build strong catalytic direct and indirect effects across  3 dimensions – ‘Trade – Sustainable Development – Standards’

Solution : Blockchain-AI Harmonized Token K-Graph

  • Helps Close the Enterprise Adoption Gap
  • Aligns with ‘Leave No One Behind’ Principle of UN Sustainable Development
  • Leverages the Power of AI and Blockchain to bring about Impact across SDGs 6,7,8,11,12,13
  • Helps Unlock Protocol and Standards Market through Trade – Sustainable Development – Standards Intersection Direct and Indirect Effects (aka catalytic effects! )

Solution : Orchestration

Solution : Implementation Outline – Classify Tokens, Determine Token Supply,Generate Token K-Graph

Problem :   Sustainability Reports – Transparency & Accountability

  • “Corporate reporting is meant to demonstrate a company’s performance and to explain the processes and activities in place to address material issues and create value over time” – Peter Bakker
  • The 2018 edition of the Reporting Matters demonstrates that companies are embracing reporting to show their value to stakeholders
  • What’s driving the Reporting Matters ?
    • Transparency Concern
    • Accountability Concern for Corporate Contributions to SDGs
    • Future of Reporting is DIGITAL

Solution : Hybrid Blockchain Decentralized Workflow

  • Bring more enterprises into the Corporate Sustainability Reporting adoption ring
  • Transparent, Immutable Workflows Improve Stakeholder Trust
  • Reporting going DIGITAL – helps ride that wave

Solution : Orchestration – Hybrid Blockchain Decentralized Workflow

Public Use Case Key Learnings

Semantic AI Technologies Maturity Curve, Mass Adoption on the Token Implementations Determine the Success on the TSH#Graph Use Case
Workflows Simplification,Blockchains Interoperability,Anchoring Mechanisms, EEA Standards and Technology Stacks Rapid Market Reach , Adoption Determine the Success on the RAH#Workflows Use Case