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“What could be the contribution of blockchains with regard to the pursuit of sustainable development?”
“Can blockchain accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in a meaningful and sustainable way?”
These questions are explored in a white paper report, Blockchains & Développement Durable(Blockchains and Sustainable Development), created by Blockchain-X, in partnership with l’Institut Louis Bachelier and COREUM Consulting, released June 2020.
Twenty-five external experts lent their insights into current and potential applications, from diverse organizations such as: Celo, Duniter, UCL, Affinidy, MineSpider, Cardano, Ethereum, Climate Chain Coalition, Energy Web, and more.
Some of the questions tackled in the report include:
Read the report here.
From the Blockchains and Sustainable Development report, all 17 goals are addressed through the case studies of Blockchain & Sustainable Development Use Cases, which impact directly or indirectly our ability to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030:
Examples of how the SDGs are connected to blockchain from “Leveraging Blockchain for Sustainability and Open Innovation: A Cyber-Resilient Approach toward EU Green Deal and UN Sustainable Development Goals” by Paula Fraga-Lamas and Tiago M. Fernández-Caramés.
Blockchain is fundamentally a technology of trust, but transformative possibilities to benefit society more broadly are emerging. As blockchain has trust, openness and transparency built into its design, its benefits are wide-ranging and impact multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).