During June, two of our OEF team members went to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC Technical Dialogues. Louisa Durkin and Martin Wainstein attended numerous events, where discussions were had about innovating climate action through digital and data architecture. We showcased the now live and populated openclimate.network platform, designed to support a Digitally Enabled Independent Global Stocktake (DIGS), and particularly relevant in the context of the newly announced UNFCCC Accountability Framework. We also attended workshops with the UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, and met with the global city networks (C40, GCoM and ICLEI) to discuss the launch of our CityCatalyst programs.
To help improve the way companies invest in sustainability, OpenEarth, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and Chainlink Labs, has launched the first iteration of our digital carbon pricing tools, which include a carbon pricing calculator and educational resources, an API, and a Chainlink oracle that delivers the social price of carbon to blockchains.
At OpenEarth we recently conducted user testing of our OpenClimate platform. In this blog post, we will discuss our testing methodology, the main results, the challenges users face when searching for climate information, and the conclusions we drew from the process.
To help improve the way companies invest in sustainability, we are releasing a Chainlink carbon pricing oracle, in collaboration with UC Berkeley, that delivers the true social price of carbon to blockchains. By dynamically leveraging the latest scientific models to provide accurate estimates of the social price of carbon, organizations can better mitigate their climate impact by accurately pricing the social cost of their carbon emissions.
1 year ago today, the OpenEarth Foundation hosted OceanDrop, an NFT art fundraising auction to raise funds for our Ocean Program! The OceanDrop campaign was successful in helping start our program, which launched in February 2022, and raised awareness about ocean conservation.
Technical components must be innovated and developed in collaboration with practitioners on the ground and climate experts. Web3 and the legacy climate system can inspire one another and develop evolving synergies.
COP has just finished up in Sharm El Sheik and we had two of our teammates there representing OpenEarth. The Paris Agreement is a very powerful tool we have for global collaboration to progress on environmental goals. We are honored to be able to develop open source technology as a partner of UNFCCC. Here are some highlights from our time in Egypt.
Open Earth’s Oceans Program launched in February 2022, with a goal of developing innovative tools to scale ocean conservation finance. Our program was launched with the support from the OceanDrop.art NFT fundraiser and the passionate artists who collaborated with OpenEarth to make this program possible, and to protect our ocean.
For the past two years OpenEarth Foundation has been advancing big picture, planetary-scale innovations around climate action and environmental resilience. We are proud of what we have accomplished for such a young organization, and we believe there is still so much yet to achieve in order to tackle both the climate and biodiversity crises.
OpenEarth Foundation has joined the Linux Foundation’s open source collaboration, OS-Climate, to work together to further develop data commons that enable nested accounting of climate data and alignment with Paris Agreement goals.
OpenEarth is developing a pilot with the government of British Columbia for their companies and trusted auditors to issue verifiable climate credentials for improved ESG reporting and, through nested accounting, integrate corporate data into subnational climate inventories.
Climate week is a series of asynchronous events that are relevant to those working in the climate action space. The most official events are hosted by Climate Group. Additionally, there are meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations during Climate Week.
We recently participated in the meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB) of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which includes the 56th meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), convened from 6-16 June 2022 in Bonn, Germany.
OpenEarth’s work and mission is quite unique and it felt we needed new branding, an updated logo and an evolving website to ensure our brand and image would help us convey our essence to prepare us for the next 10 years ahead.
The goal of this blog post is to introduce the reader to the OpenEarth AcInf research blog series. In blog 1 you will read about our core motivation for using Active Inference (ActInf for short) as a computer modeling strategy to study and solve planetary problems (§ 1-2).
The OEF team dove into COP26 focusing on three key initiatives which will enable adherence to and ambitions under the rulebook and enable and accelerate initiatives across the pillars of collective climate action
OpenEarth was invited to contribute a chapter to a special report produced by UNEP called ‘Blockchain for sustainable energy and climate in the Global South.’ Our contribution focused more on how to use systems thinking to identify transformative solutions in the blockchain and digital technology space.
Since our formal incorporation on September 21, 2020, OpenEarth has evolved from a validated innovation model at Yale’s Open Innovation Lab into a relevant global player in the climate tech space, building open infrastructure for a more resilient planet.