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Blockchain and climate action gets highlighted at MENA Climate Week

MENA Climate Week kicked off on Tuesday with a focus on discussing the use of blockchain technology for bringing transformative climate action to the region. Kristina Cornèr, Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief, shared her insights in a panel discussion on how the climate action sector can benefit from the crypto and blockchain community.

The event, organized by members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UAE Government, aims to explore solutions against existing climate risks. Some of the solutions explored and highlighted by the UNFCCC and Dubai authorities are the implementation of blockchain technology and collaborations between the climate and crypto communities.

In a session, Cornèr discussed topics ranging from the media’s role in educating the masses about blockchain to trust and collaboration within blockchain projects and how the climate action community could use the blockchain community’s strengths such as ambition, action and diversity to promote a positive environmental impact.

Cointelegraph editor-in-chief speaks at the MENA Climate Week panel in Dubai, UAE.

Explaining the mindset that the crypto community has when creating blockchain projects, Cornèr highlighted that ambition and action are some of the most important driving forces within natives of the blockchain sphere.

“The people who created this community are ones who are daring and ambitious, and I think that this is what climate action needs now. Shifting discussions from "what can we do" to "let’s do it" is how the blockchain community members are building their projects.”

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Apart from this, Cornèr also noted the importance of bringing diversity into the mix. She said that by being diverse, blockchain projects are able to come up with a variety of new solutions that can create various levels of change within the community.

“Collaboration is bringing as many voices as possible, similar to this panel and how you are bringing diversity here. This is what blockchain is also about because you can bring different voices and this can bring different solutions.”

Cornèr concluded her talk by reiterating that the Cointelegraph team is always open to giving a voice and a platform to those who are working within the blockchain and climate action space and that she hopes that both communities will have more collaborations in the future.

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