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Conjuring a ‘Cooler’ World? Blockchains, Imaginaries and the Legitimacy of Climate Governance
October 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science presents:
Conjuring a ‘Cooler’ World? Blockchains, Imaginaries and the Legitimacy of
A talk by Dr. Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, University of Groningen
Wednesday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the talk, plus an opportunity for informal conversation following the Q&A.
Interested in attending? Please contact Shelley Vanderburg at email@example.com for the registration link.
Meeting on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement signing in 2017, the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat founded the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC). Backed by a number of multi-stakeholder groups like the Blockchain for Climate Foundation, the Ottawa-based CCC promotes the “blockchainization” of the Paris Agreement. What kind of ‘cooler’ world do blockchain-based climate governance projects conjure? This work-in-progress scrutinizes the shared visions materializing across climate finance experiments. It finds the imaginaries of ‘cool’ technological experimentation to be falling short of the broader input and more effective output necessary to overcome the legitimacy crisis facing market-led climate governance.