Perlin’s Global Ledger for the Environment
Perlin is working with the World Economic Forum & Binance Charity Foundation for greater environmental accountability
Working with Binance Charity Foundation, we’re proud to announce GLOBAL LEDGER, a coordinated international initiative now launched by a coalition of Young Global Leaders (YGL) from the World Economic Forum (WEF) to support greater environmental transparency and accountability. Powered by our world-leading Wavelet ledger and leveraging the rapid growth of data from sensors, nano-satellites, drones, camera and IoT devices — Global Ledger will provide open access for NGOs, Governments, businesses and citizens to track the performance of sustainability commitments and build report cards on public commitments.
Initiated by WEF YGLs Dorjee Sun (our very own CEO of Perlin) and Helen Hai (Head of Binance Charity Foundation), Global Ledger will be supported by both entities for five years, and based with the International Chamber of Commerce Centre of Future Trade established by the ICC and Perlin with support by Enterprise Singapore. Other YGLs Zachary Bogue of Data Collective, Ronaldo Lemos of Columbia University, Jonathan Rake of SwissRe, Victoria Alonsoperez of Chipsafer, Kristin Rechberger of Dynamic Planet and Nicole Schwab of Nat Geo will be contributing access to data, AI capacity, hardware, software capabilities and alignment with the “Campaign for Nature”.
Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of YGLs for the WEF said:
The Forum of Young Global Leaders seeks to create unusual alliances to establish innovative approaches for positive long-term impact. Global Ledger is a project that draws from the Forum’s platform and builds on the emerging impact of artificial intelligence and big data to protect the environment. This effort reflects the incredible potential of this community to pioneer new solutions to seemingly impossible challenges”.
Perlin recognises that urgent action is needed to address the world’s most pressing environmental issues and while the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have gained significant traction worldwide, the loss of trust for self-monitoring by centralised institutions and the need for objective measurement remain key challenges. By putting big data from multiple sensor networks on Perlin’s decentralised, immutable and public blockchain in real time, the architecture we’ve designed for Global Ledger provides confidence that objective assessments can be made.
Helen Hai, Head of the Binance Charity Foundation commented:
“Binance Charity is focused on harnessing the power of decentralized technology to benefit people at a very human level. Given the billions of people who rely on the global commons for their livelihoods, we believe that this blockchain based report card for environmental and social impact will create meaningful and broad-based positive impact. By partnering with Forum YGLs and Perlin, we are showing our commitment to finding token-based economic models to address challenges exactly like those addressed by Global Ledger.”
In the past where car companies have gamed laboratory-based emissions tests, now they would be obliged to put IoT sensors on every vehicle and publish the emissions levels publicly and in real time on Global Ledger where any NGO, individual or government agency could readily access and see the results. Dorjee shared his passion for environmental accountability:
“It’s time to put up or shut up about green commitments. Even admirable declarations like the 2050 Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions targets by the UK Government need to be independently and scientifically measured, authenticated and published real-time on our immutable Global Ledger. Perlin is committed to supporting Global Ledger because we see the game changing explosion of technology that makes total transparency and measurement a reality for companies and countries.”
Perlin is deeply committed to supporting communities everywhere to better access and participate in a new and more democratized global economy, especially those that are marginalized and excluded. Helping to lead and provide the technology to drive Global Ledger, with the support of key partners like the WEF and Binance Charity Foundation, is at the heart of that commitment. By establishing frameworks based on verifiable data sourced from advanced sensor and IoT technology, we will continue to champion more sustainable and accountable industries across all borders. Powered by our next-generation Wavelet blockchain, we hope to prove that disruptive new technologies can be harnessed to achieve real and meaningful positive change — by enriching and empowering real human ecosystems all over the world.
With over a decade in the conservation sector, our CEO Dorjee helped to pioneer innovative projects to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. One such project in Aceh, Indonesia, won the Carbon Finance Deal of the Year award and was also the subject of an award-winning documentary, “The Burning Season”, narrated by Hugh Jackman and nominated for an Emmy Award. TIME Magazine named him a “Hero of the Environment” and the African Rainforest Conservancy honoured Dorjee with an Earth Day Award by naming a newly discovered blue spotted species of chameleon from the Tanzania rainforest — the “Kinyongia dorjeesuni”. He is on the board of Al Gore’s Australian charity “Climate Reality”.
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