The Blockchain for the UN charter values and the SDGs action plan 100+ (BC100+) Initiative Press Release

BC100+ is a global initiative, under the High Patronage of H.E. Csaba Körösi, President of the 77th UN General Assembly, that aims to convene the blockchain ecosystem to the broader efforts of UN Agencies and global initiatives in support of the UN Charter values and the SDGs by mapping global Blockchain for Sustainability ecosystems. 

BC100+ is an initiative that brings together a variety of organisations across different sectors. The initiative’s main goal is to raise awareness about the potential of blockchain for social impact and sustainability. BC100+ explores the potential of blockchain technology to address systemic issues such as inequality, poverty and climate change by rebuilding trust, empowering communities, asserting accountabilities, and re-distributing value on the global level. With its core features, blockchain technology could play a role in the acceleration of much-needed changes within our global food system, energy infrastructure and biodiversity protection among other issues. At the core, BC100+ intends to promote quality debate, raise awareness and clarify the opportunities of blockchain’s role in realising the UN Charter Values and the 2030 Agenda.

In the coming years, the BC100+ initiative will be building a manifesto and running and participating in a series of online and in-person events in various regions of the world in order to inform and gather feedback on the manifesto from various communities. BC100+ aims to also develop a comprehensive roadmap that will address critical social and sustainability challenges and drive systemic transformation using blockchain technology.

For more information about BC100+ please contact Raymond Van Ermen at raymond.vanermen@epe.be 

About the BC100+ Steering Committee members:

International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications – INATBA 

Launched in 2019 by the European Commission, INATBA (the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) advocates for blockchain and DLT adoption in Europe and globally. INATBA is known for its credibility with regulatory authorities and policymakers and contributes to Markets in Crypto Asset Regulation (MICA), Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFOR), electronic IDentification, Authentication, and trust Services (eIDAS), CHAISE project, EU Pact for Skills, INATBA’s Governmental Advisory Body, and its diverse global community of CEOs, CTOs, Heads of Policy, Public/Institutional Relations, Legal, Marketing and Business Developers, and Policymakers. www.inatba.org.

IOTA

The IOTA Foundation is a global non-profit foundation that develops next-generation decentralized technologies for a new digital economy in a connected world. It redesigns the way people and devices connect to share information and value, removing middlemen. The Foundation collaborates with a global ecosystem and partners to research and develop technologies that deliver sustainable, real-world impact. Together, they are shaping a new digital economy, removing unnecessary friction and unlocking human potential. https://www.iota.org/

EPE and Dunia Bora

The EPE is a think-and-do tank whose vision is to collectively regenerate and rewire our planet, ensuring inclusive participation for all. The EPE’s mission is to strengthen Europe’s geo-political role through systems leadership. In an integrated multidisciplinary manner and an interdependent world:  with planetary boundaries, inclusive and sustainable finance, and empowering people through technology  – in this case, blockchain. As a think tank, the EPE has initiated BC100+;  as a do-thank, EPE cooperates with the Dunia Bora Foundation to launch Blockchain for SDGs initiatives in East Africa with the participation of UN agencies.  To learn more, visit www.The-EPE.org

RFI Foundation

Established in 2015, the Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Foundation is the first nonprofit organization principally dedicated to connecting responsible finance and Islamic finance markets. RFI Foundation is a catalyst that enables financial sector development based on universal principles from responsible and Islamic finance. The RFI Foundation’s vision is a future where all financial markets are guided by equitable, inclusive, and sustainable economic development practices. https://www.rfi-foundation.org/

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the world’s largest industry association for the blockchain technology and digital assets ecosystem. Conceived during the Blockchain Summit on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, the GBBC is a Swiss-based non-profit launched in 2017 in Davos, Switzerland with more than 500 institutional members, and 178 Ambassadors from 95 jurisdictions and disciplines. The organization is dedicated to furthering blockchain adoption by engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness this ground-breaking technology to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies. https://gbbcouncil.org/

Blockchain for Good

Founded in 2018 and registered in 2021, Blockchain for Good is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance, promote, support, and contribute to fundamental and applied research in digital innovations. It also fosters and supports the sharing of experiences between the blockchain ecosystem and sustainable development actors, and promotes a legislative and normative framework favourable to innovation. The association actively participates in a collaborative and open data directory, maintained by Positiveblockchain.io, that lists impact blockchain initiatives around the world and publishes a global report and 12 analysis reports every two years. To learn more, visit www.blockchainforgood.fr

Wadappt

Wadappt is a marketplace that connects global capital markets directly to people and projects on the ground. By leveraging exciting and secure technology, it creates a positive impact on people, the planet, and our most precious asset: nature. Through its pioneering marketplace, Wadappt gives nature the chance not only to fight back but to fight back in a sustainable manner. Its ‘direct impact nature market’ brings together those creating a positive impact on the ground, with those who seek to fuel this new wave of innovative and technology-backed nature financing solutions. Wadappt believes in action and real change, and its marketplace is driven by trusted actual impact and nature-positive outcomes. https://wadappt.io/

PositiveBlockchain 

PositiveBlockchain is the open database, knowledge platform, and community exploring the potential of blockchain technologies for social and environmental impact. The association has a mission to build a web of knowledge and support collaboration for technology and social impact enthusiasts willing to leverage blockchain technologies for the U.N. SDGs. The database currently lists about 1300 projects and startups using blockchain technologies for good. Projects are either crowd-sourced or identified and qualified by PositiveBlockchain or its alliance partners comprising associations, universities, or blockchain foundations. PositiveBlockchain is a contributor-based non-profit association registered in Paris and active globally. https://positiveblockchain.io/

Climate Chain Coalition – CCC

The Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) supports Collaboration for Transformative Digital Climate Innovations. The CCC was launched in 2017 with the cooperation of the UNFCCC Secretariat in response to growing interest and the rapid evolution of digital innovations for climate action. The purpose of the CCC is to grow a “big tent” open global multi-stakeholder network to support collaboration among members and stakeholders to advance blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and related digital solutions (e.g. IoT, big data) to help mobilize climate finance and enhance MRV (measurement, reporting, and verification) to scale climate actions for mitigation and adaptation. As of COP27 2022, the CCC has grown to 360+ organizations in 69 countries, including partnerships with both climate and digital communities. www.climatechaincoalition.org