Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains Book

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains


  • Author : Alastair Marke
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128144480

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Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains Excerpt :

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy. Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains Book

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains


  • Author : Alastair Marke
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0128144475

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Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains Excerpt :

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy. Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance

Transforming Green Bond Markets Book

Transforming Green Bond Markets


  • Author : Juan Antonio Ketterer
  • Publisher : Inter-American Development Bank
  • Release Date : 2019-09-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Transforming Green Bond Markets Excerpt :

Despite exhibiting remarkable growth, the green bond market still represents less than 1 percent of the global bond market. This paper identifies two challenges that might slow the adoption of green bonds and presents a menu of responses that policymakers, regulators, and public financial institutions can use to offset these challenges. Specifically, it explores two key dimensions: (i) the risk profile of the green bond instrument and (ii) the transaction costs associated with issuance of and reporting on green bonds. New approaches to risk design and technology-based approaches are essential to untap the potential of green bond markets, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions. The incorporation of financial mechanisms such as covered bonds and guarantees can adequately address the risk of the issues, making the market more attractive for investors. Enhanced regulation and education and leveraging efficiencies of new technologies such as distributed ledger technologies can substantially reduce monitoring and reporting costs, while improving transparency in the use of proceeds and market integrity.

Theories of Change Book

Theories of Change


  • Author : Karen Wendt
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 503
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030522759

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Theories of Change Excerpt :

Today, it has become strikingly obvious that companies no longer operate in an environment where only risk return and volatility describe the business environment. The business has to deal with volatility plus uncertainty, plus complexity and ambiguity (VUCA): that requires new qualities, competencies, frameworks; and it demands a new mind set to deal with the VUCA environment in investment, funding and financing. This book builds on a new megatrend beyond resilience, called anti-fragility. We have had the black swan (financial crisis) and the red swan (COVID) - the Bank for International Settlement is preparing for regenerative capitalism, block chain based analysis of financial streams and is aiming to prevent the “Green Swan” – the climate crisis to lead to the next lockdown. In the light of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, what is required, is Theories of Change. Written by experts working in the fields of sustainable finance, impact investing, development finance, carbon divesting, innovation, scaling finance, impact entrepreneurship, social stock exchanges, alternative currencies, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), ledger technologies, civil action, co-creation, impact management, deep learning and transformation leadership, the book begins by analysing existing Theories of Change frameworks from various disciplines and creating a new integrated model – the meta-framework. In turn, it presents insights on creating and using Theories of Change to redirect investment capital to sustainable companies while implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Further, it discusses the perspective of planetary boundaries as defined by the Stockholm Resilience Institute, and investigates various aspects of systems, organizations, entrepreneurship, investment and finance that are closely tied to the mission ingrained in the Theory of Change. As it demonstrates, solutions that ensure the parity of profit, people and planet throug

Blockchain Book

Blockchain


  • Author : Mark Van Rijmenam
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429855559

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Blockchain Excerpt :

The internet was envisaged as a decentralised global network, but in the past 25 years it has come to be controlled by a few, very powerful, centralised companies. Blockchain is a technological paradigm shift that allows secure, reliable, and direct information transfer between individuals, organisations, and things, so that we can manage, verify, and control the use of our own data. Blockchain also offers a new opportunity for humanity to fix some major problems. It can authenticate data, manage its analysis, and automate its use. With better data comes better decision-making. In this way, Blockchain can contribute to solving climate change, reduce voting fraud, fix our identity systems, improve fair trade, and give the poor an opportunity to improve their lives by monetising their (digital) capital. A world built upon peer-to-peer transactions and smart contracts can empower individuals and communities. This book offers a fresh perspective with which to consider this transformative technology. It describes how Blockchain can optimise the processes that run our society. It provides practical solutions to global problems and offers a roadmap to incorporate Blockchain in your business. It offers a blueprint for a better world. Filled with easy-to-understand examples, this book shows how Blockchain can take over where the internet has fallen short.

The Second Media Age Book

The Second Media Age


  • Author : Mark Poster
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745677989

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The Second Media Age Excerpt :

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

Global Renewables Outlook  Energy Transformation 2050 Book

Global Renewables Outlook Energy Transformation 2050


  • Author : International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA
  • Publisher : International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9789292602505

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Global Renewables Outlook Energy Transformation 2050 Excerpt :

This outlook highlights climate-safe investment options until 2050, policies for transition and specific regional challenges. It also explores options to eventually cut emissions to zero.

Modern China Book

Modern China


  • Author : Cary Krosinsky
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-05-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030392048

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Modern China Excerpt :

Calling for more cooperation between China and the west, this new book by noted author and educator Cary Krosinsky provides readers with an on-the-ground perspective of what’s really happening in China today on the back of its recent economic rise, its desire and need to solve environmental challenges and the new positive dynamic created by its need for foreign capital. In doing so, Krosinsky and his colleagues from the Sustainable Finance Institute and Brown University highlight how China has recaptured its role as a leader in innovation, arguing that current approaches to the relationship hinder global progress on issues such as climate change, inequality, air pollution, food integrity and water security and pushes back on confrontational approaches and attempts to clarify misperceptions about contemporary China. China’s recent rise includes becoming a global leader on green policy and green finance, as it is increasingly leading the way towards modernization through innovation strategies focused on infrastructure, education, healthcare and aspects of clean energy technology, leading to opportunities across private equity, venture capital and green bonds. This creates an exciting opportunity for positive change, with environmental challenges becoming more salient to its own population, adding pressure on the government to provide solutions. China changes faster than any country in the world, creating an opportunity for meaningful, ongoing, positive transitions. Modern China is a call for more cooperation, and makes a clear, cogent case for collaboration in the face of current confrontational approaches. At the same time, dire environmental and social circumstances require an all-hands-on-deck approach. This book provides specific examples of what’s working and what’s needed to compete and thrive in this new paradigm through trusted relationships placed front and center for the future of economies and the betterment of global society.

Transforming REDD  Book

Transforming REDD


  • Author : Angelsen, A.
  • Publisher : CIFOR
  • Release Date : 2018-12-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9786023870790

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Transforming REDD Excerpt :

Constructive critique. This book provides a critical, evidence-based analysis of REDD+ implementation so far, without losing sight of the urgent need to reduce forest-based emissions to prevent catastrophic climate change. REDD+ as envisioned

Financial Services Revolution Book

Financial Services Revolution


  • Author : Alex Tapscott
  • Publisher : Barlow Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1988025494

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Financial Services Revolution Excerpt :

This book offers readers a startling view of how blockchain technology will transform the financial industry in profound ways. Some of the world's top thinkers in blockchain have contributed chapters that survey the coming digital storm - how it will level the playing field, give individuals more financial power, and create greater transparency in operations. Written for the educated financial reader, it reveals how blockchain can create a token-based incentive system that aligns the interests of participants in large-scale initiatives, as well as the rewiring of global payment networks and innovative financing methods such as initial coin offerings to fund infrastructure development. The transition for the financial industry is bound to be complicated, but it presents enormous opportunity for those who understand the storm as it's brewing. "In Financial Services Revolution, Alex Tapscott opens a window into a dynamic future, featuring the early stages of a transition to a natively digital global economy, sporting various degrees of decentralization. It will be a complicated transition for financial, economic, social, and political systems, but I see it as one pregnant with hope and promise." - Joseph Lubin, CEO, ConsenSys "Nobody has a better handle on the coming digital storm and its broad implications than Alex Tapscott. In Financial Services Revolution, Alex lays out the blueprint for how to survive and then thrive in this era of digital disruption." - Harris Fricker, President and CEO, GMP Securities LP "Alex Tapscott is one of the blockchain industry's foremost leaders and earliest believers. His work as an investor, advocate, educator, and business builder has contributed immense value to the development of the digital asset market." - Cole Diamond, Chairman and CEO, Coinsquare "This book will help successful financial services leaders with a pressing need: to relentlessly push the boundaries of their tech knowledge, with imagination around its application."

Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance Book
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Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance


  • Author : Vikash Ramiah
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128036464

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Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance Excerpt :

The use of financial concepts and tools to shape development is hardly new, but their recent adoption by advocates of sustainable environmental management has created opportunities for innovation in business and regulatory groups. The Handbook of Environmental and Sustainable Finance summarizes the latest trends and attitudes in environmental finance, balancing empirical research with theory and applications. It captures the evolution of environmental finance from a niche scholarly field to a mainstream subdiscipline, and it provides glimpses of future directions for research. Covering implications from the Kyoto and Paris Protocols, it presents an intellectually cohesive examination of problems, opportunities, and metrics worldwide. Introduces the latest developments in environmental economics, sustainable accounting work, and environmental/sustainable finance Explores the effects of environmental regulation on the economy and businesses Emphasizes research about the trade-environmental regulation nexus, relevant for economics and business students

The Third Industrial Revolution Book
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The Third Industrial Revolution


  • Author : Jeremy Rifkin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230340589

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The Third Industrial Revolution Excerpt :

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

The Financial System We Need Book

The Financial System We Need


  • Author : United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2016-01-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9789210602426

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The Financial System We Need Excerpt :

The Financial System We Need argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in several countries. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.

Chain Reaction Book

Chain Reaction


  • Author : Paul Domjan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030517847

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Chain Reaction Excerpt :

Amidst the constant stream of overly technical and excitable books heralding a blockchain revolution that’s destined to be more disruptive than the Internet, this book stands apart for its more nuanced take, focusing on the potential for these new technologies to change developing countries for the better. Chain Reaction divides the world into two: for some, blockchain seems a poor substitute for an efficient banking and regulatory system in which transactions are settled instantly and contracts are underpinned by solid institutions. For others, it will be truly life-changing – namely those living in countries where rule of law is weak, concepts of ownership are vague and, consequently, trust in institutions is in scarce supply. With blockchain, we are about to witness a leapfrogging – one that will bring the next billion emerging consumers into the formal economy by creating reliable institutions of contract, ownership and trust among people previously denied such luxuries. The authors humanize the technology by taking the reader on a global journey through a multitude of applications – from registering property to voting and delivering aid. In place of the usual abstract lessons in complex technology, this book is instead filled with lively anecdotes of places where trust is so weak that a crisp dollar bill sells at a premium to a better-used version. The book’s goal is to create the first truly approachable, entirely comprehensible and enjoyable read on the wonders to come from blockchain.

Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis Book
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Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis


  • Author : Steffen Böhm
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800642638

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Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis Excerpt :

Climate change negotiations have failed the world. Despite more than thirty years of high-level, global talks on climate change, we are still seeing carbon emissions rise dramatically. This edited volume, comprising leading and emerging scholars and climate activists from around the world, takes a critical look at what has gone wrong and what is to be done to create more decisive action. Composed of twenty-eight essays—a combination of new and republished texts—the anthology is organised around seven main themes: paradigms; what counts?; extraction; dispatches from a climate change frontline country; governance; finance; and action(s). Through this multifaceted approach, the contributors ask pressing questions about how we conceptualise and respond to the climate crisis, providing both ‘big picture’ perspectives and more focussed case studies. This unique and extensive collection will be of great value to environmental and social scientists alike, as well as to the general reader interested in understanding current views on the climate crisis.