• Chandra Sinha
    Chandra Sinha
    Advisor to the Global Director, Climate Change at The World Bank
  • Hari Gadde
    Hari Gadde
    Senior Climate Change Specialist, World Bank
  • Laura Kajtazi
    Laura Kajtazi
    Junior Project Manager, IOTA Foundation
  • Mathew Yarger
    Mathew Yarger
    Head of Sustainability, IOTA Foundation
  • Tom Baumann
    Tom Baumann
    Co-Founder & CEO, ClimateCHECK
  • Tom De Block
    Tom De Block
    Solution architect | Chairman of the AIOTI WG DLT

    Tom is a serial entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in ‘IT quality and governance’, specializing in the validation of complex software systems.
    Amongst his impressive list of clients are institutions such as SWIFT, the National Bank of Belgium and the SCHENGEN Homeland security system.

    Tom is a driving force at the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) where he is chairing the working group on Distributed Ledger Technologies.
    More recent he was also asked to chair the EU-OS TWG ‘Data Interoperability’ under the StandICT initiative.

    With is driver mentality, Tom does lots of efforts around proof-of-technology especially around DLT and Blockchain convergence with IoT and other emerging technologies.
    Over 11 DLT Use case Demonstrators have been registered in the recently published AIOTI Test beds catalog. While AIOTI WG DLT itself operates two big Test bed initiatives to benchmark different DLT protocols in terms of Performance and Energy efficiency. Comparative reporting is announced for 2022.

    Tom presents another angle to DLT and Blockchain standarisation.


INATBA Online Conference Room


Jun 27 2022


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sustainably Designed Blockchains and Incentivising Climate Action

Please register here if you want to attend this event.


Many initiatives focus on innovations for climate data, accounting frameworks, Digital Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (DMRV) and related technologies that should be integrated and combined with governance innovations. When combined with new capabilities for measuring the confidence in the data directly and quantifying the confidence in that data, such an integrated and collaborative approach will help to resolve greenwashing issues and provide trusted data to mobilize resources into climate action and sustainability. It can evolve by building on the many technological tools in use today to maximize climate actions and sustainability (such as smart meters, AI, Internet of Things, knowledge hubs, online platforms, and so on). In the following session we will learn about the potential of Blockchain in DMRV and based on a case study of DMRV we will see how its use across industries can scale for us to meet our short and long term climate and sustainability goals.

This is a second in the series of events co-organised by the Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group and the Governmental Advisory Body Work Stream on Climate Action & UN SDGs.



1. Welcome
2. The potential of sustainably designed blockchains for incentivizing climate action
3. DMRV case study: Insight from developed pilots
4. Panel discussion: Importance of smart standards and open data for social impact
5. Closing