About us

Contents

1. Short description

2. What problem are we solving?

3. How does this digital tool work in practice?

4. How would this solution scale?

1. Short description

Blockchain vs Climate Change OÜ is building a digital tool for people to vote on a global strategy against climate change.

Users from around the globe will select projects and organizations working on the top 26 solutions to climate change, as researched by Drawdown.org, and the sum of those votes will represent a collective consensus from across the globe on how we should respond to climate change if we choose to do it globally.

In addition, if users choose to enhance the formality of their vote by verifying their identity, we will automatically send cryptocurrency to them and the projects they select. With this dynamic in place, every new person that votes will automatically increase the number of cryptocurrency allocated towards a global strategy.

With the aim of designing this experiment around technical solutions rather than policies or ideologies, we will provide a list of real-world organizations to be voted for.

Image by Naninram

2. What problem are we solving?

Global issues need to be addressed globally. We need interfaces and tools to democratize the access to global governance. We need a bottom-up, global strategy where everybody can participate.

While we’re aware of global issues, as citizens, we lack the tools to collaborate to solve them. Our hypothesis suggests that for society to be able to react on a truly global scale, we first need to decide collectively on what type of strategy we wish to pursue.

The problem is that we don’t have enough tools to act globally.

Across our digital tool, we can reach a public consensus on which organizations should lead our global response, thus satisfying two very important requirements for collective action:

1. Determining what needs to be done / which solutions

2. Who is working on them / who will carry out our global strategy

As people are using cryptocurrencies for all sorts of innovations why don’t we use them for carrying out a transparent, secure, and global vote on how to deal with climate change?

Direct Democracy. Wikimedia Commons

3. How does this digital tool work in practice?

Users will browse a list of projects and organizations working on the top 26 solutions to climate change (from an original list of the top 80 solutions researched by Drawdown.org) and select the ones they think are most relevant.

After familiarizing themselves with the solutions, users will vote and be offered the possibility of enhancing the formality of their vote by verifying their identity. By completing the latter, they will both receive cryptocurrency as a reward for their participation and automatically activate our distribution of cryptocurrency to the projects voted for.

The sum of votes and projects elected will be visualized in a transparent and auditable distribution of tokens representing a global strategy against climate change.

In regard to the criteria used by the Drawdown team, a coalition of more than 200 researchers, scholars, and business leaders, we quote and highlight:

“We evaluated well over 100 solutions, looking for the following criteria:

1.Is the solution currently available and scaling?

2. Is it economically viable? In other words, is there a business case?

3. Does it have the potential to reduce GHGs (Greenhouse Gases) in the atmosphere, either through avoided emissions or sequestration, by at least 50 million tons of greenhouse gasses over 30 years.

4. Are there any negative results, such as pollution, reduced food security, land conversion, etc.? And if so, do the positive benefits outweigh the negatives?

5. Do we have sufficient data to be able to model these technologies at global scale?”

4. How would this solution scale?

When intending to reach a global audience, we need a tool that is accessible for most people. Through our research on the simplest and safest ways to vote digitally, sending and receiving cryptocurrency, and identity verification, we are putting together a technology stack and interfaces to provide a simple experience to every person on the planet with a smartphone or a friend/relative that can share their device.

Due to the digital nature of this tool, our costs of replication remain marginal giving us the opportunity to scale as long as we are able to engage users. If people believe that the tool is easy to use and brings tangible benefits to them or their ecosystem, more people and more projects will join the platform. Also, to eliminate restrictions to using this tool , we’ve made it free to use for everyone.

The token economics behind the project intend to show that citizens and organizations can design a global strategy by the process of sending and exchanging tokens with each other and mapping where those tokens end up.