Archived Webinar

Blockchain and Climate Markets

Carbon Pricing, an instrument that reduces GHG emissions, also drives technological innovation necessary to mitigate climate change and foster low carbon development. Market based carbon pricing instruments, such as emissions trading schemes, often face challenges around data collection, transparency processing and analysis that make conducting transaction across different systems quite complex. Adoption of Blockchain, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and other Disruptive Technologies holds the promise of addressing the needs of new generation climate-markets to develop, manage and harmonize information of GHG mitigation actions across multiple industry sectors and governmental jurisdictions. It also provides data sharing with transaction management elements well aligned with the requirements of the post 2020 climate markets. On the contours of ‘Blockchain and Emerging Digital Technologies for Enhancing Post-2020 Climate Markets’ report, this webinar will commence with a brief overview of the existing technologies and practices in the climate markets, to then deep-dive into how Blockchain, as an emerging technology will enhance the development of next generation of climate- markets.

About the Presenters

Rachel Mok

Rachel is an Analyst at the World Bank Carbon Markets and Innovation Practice. She is the co-task team lead of the Networked Carbon Markets initiative, which is piloting innovative tools and frameworks to support the next generation of climate markets under the Paris Agreement. Before joining the World Bank Group, she worked as a Research Analyst at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment to support policy analysis on carbon pricing. Rachel Mok has a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography with Economics from the London School of Economics.

Susan David Carevic

Susan David Carevic is one of the co-creators of the World Bank Group Blockchain Lab and specializes in blockchain identity and climate related use cases. She created strategic roadmaps to guide technology planning and investments, including the 2015 3-year strategy for the World Bank Group’s internal IT systems, and roadmaps supporting areas of strategic importance, such as datacenter consolidation, integration, collaboration and identity access management. Prior to coming to the World Bank Group, she served as the Refugee Operations Manager and Product Strategist for the U.S. State Department’s Refugee Processing Center in support of their worldwide refugee resettlement program. Ms. Carevic has a M.S. in Management Information Systems from George Washington University and a BA in Political Science and German from Purdue University.

Mert Ozdag

Mert Ozdag has joined the bank last year, specializes in blockchain and IoT related use cases. He designed and implemented blockchain prototypes for supply chain, education, results based finance related use cases. He also delivered various trainings on IoT and Blockchain platforms. Prior to coming to the World Bank Group, he served as Software Development Manager for NEC working on major Telecom, IoT and monitoring solutions.

Juerg Fuessler

Dr. Juerg Fuessler is an expert for climate change mitigation and market mechanism instruments in their conceptualization, planning, implementation and operation. He is a founding member of the Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI, Since 1999 he successfully managed numerous international consortia and local teams on assignments in the area of emissions trading and market mechanisms for the World Bank, GIZ, KfW, UNFCCC, SDC and FOEN in countries including Chile, Zimbabwe, Egypt, India, China, the Philippines, Chile, Peru etc. 2006-2013 he was a member of the UNFCCC CDM Methodologies Panel. He advises the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Global Programme on Climate Change in strategic issues and supports numerous other institutions in the design and operation of market mechanisms and implementation of the Paris Agreement. He widely published on issues of crediting mechanisms and emission trading schemes and is working on the potential for the use of distributed ledger technologies in implementing the Paris Agreement. He is managing director for Climate Change and Environment at INFRAS and is physicist by training (PhD from ETH Zurich). INFRAS is a Swiss based consultancy with a track record of over 40 years of advising business and public sector decision makers in areas such as climate change, energy, transport, environment, economy and society.

Questions Submitted


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jose luis

- Jun 22, 2021
que bien


- Jan 20, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.

Mohammad Nadir

- Apr 26, 2020

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 9, 2019
Blockchain and Climate Markets


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- Sep 7, 2019
Excellent initiative, even it reduce emissions but not healing GHG


- Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Illakkuvan

- Jun 4, 2019
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