Building Blockchains for a Better Planet

Year of Publication

2018

This report outlines how blockchain could disrupt the way the world manages environmental resources and help drive sustainable growth and value creation.

Source:

World Economic Forum

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Data, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans, Climate

This report outlines how blockchain could disrupt the way the world manages environmental resources and help drive sustainable growth and value creation. It identifies more than 65 use-cases where blockchain can be applied to the world’s most-pressing environmental systems challenges, along with eight ‘game changers’ where the technology could fundamentally disrupt current systems and approaches. The report also highlights many of the current challenges that need to be addressed, outlines a set of principles for developing blockchain applications for the environment, and identifies the need for global platforms to incubate a responsible blockchain ecosystem.