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The focus of the Climate Research Working Group (CRWG) is to promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities, and interdisciplinary climate action through research. Therefore, we have decided to open a new Research Working Group to focus on studying DLT applications while targeting climate actions.


The current scope of Climate Research Working Group includes: 

  1. Working on ideas, proof of concepts, use cases and functional architectures of DLT's
  2. Connecting academia to industrial towards building a Climate Research Consortium. 
  3. Sharing stories of successes, opportunities and challenges;
  4. Promoting products and open sources of SIG
  5. Writing research papers to submit to good places (Hyperledger Research, peer-review journals, conferences)

Get Involved

This is an open source project and anyone is welcome to get involved and we will be happy to see you contribute.

1) Start by subscribing to the Climate SIG mailing list for updates and meeting notifications.

2) See our How to Contribute page for other ways how you could get involved. 

Active Members

To help group members meet and interact with each other, people are welcome to add their contact information and your time zone to this page so that other participants can contact you directly. 

Adding your name here is optional and is not required to be a part of the group. 

To add your name in the directory below: you will need edit access to the wiki, and for this you need to get a free Linux Foundation ID. Once you have your LF ID (which you can use to log in the chat as well) you can log in and edit the table below with your information. After adding your name here, please also subscribe to the group's mailing list and post an introduction there so other group members can get to know you. You can also join the CA2 Hyperledger Chat group and make a personal introduction there and join the regular group meetings. 

NameCompanyShort Bio
Lam NguyenConnectivity AAU
Sherwood MooreICANN
Si ChenOpen Source Strategies, Inc.
Kris SternNCSIFormerly academically trained as an observational astrophysicist with a PhD in Physics, now working as a Senior Consultant at NCSI based in Hong Kong. Am interested to advocate for climate change actions for a more sustainable future in a private capacity. 

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  1. Lam NguyenHave you ever read about Ellinor Ostrom?  She won the Nobel prize for studying how to manage collective resources such as water rights and the environment.  

  2. Here's something we talked about during today's call about energy use of different blockchains:

  3. Hi everyone, I am new to this WG and would like to contribute to the discussion. 

  4. Welcome Kris Stern! Great to meet you and thanks for your interest in contributing. I hope you will be able to join us for tomorrows General call and introduce yourself. It will not be the normal format for our bi-weekly calls because we have a guest speaker, but there should be some opportunity to engage with the group. Are there any specific areas of interest that you have around our work or are you exploring right now? 

    1. Sure Sherwood MooreWill be there tomorrow to join the call and introduce myself. I am exploring what I could contribute to so have no specific areas of interest at the moment. 

      1. Kris SternHave you read this BIS working paper: The pricing of carbon risk in syndicated loans: which risks are priced and why?  Is this part of what you're working on with credit risk?  If so it's an area I have experience with as well, and we can talk about this.

        1. Si ChenThanks for the sharing! Actually I am going through the piece right now after you introduced it to me. Currently my work focuses more traditional approaches so we have yet to touch upon issues of environment and sustainability, but we do have long term plans to factor into our model climate, or carbon, risk. Sure, we could discuss about this. 

  5. Wondering if anybody is interested in academic finance research and climate.  I wrote this to start the dialog: Why Finance Professors Think Sustainable Green Investing is a Fad--and Why It's Dangerous

    1. Thanks for sharing that.  I also found this article about how the new emissions trading scheme in China works: