Blockchain & Certified Emission Reduction (CER)
Rapid increase in carbon emissions
Currently, environmental problems are very serious. As of 2020, the world emitted about 34.8 Gton CO2eq. Although this figure has been reduced by about 2 Gton CO2eq due to the effects of COVID-19, it is a figure that has more than doubled from 40 years ago.
If carbon emissions are maintained at the same level as today for the next 10~15 years, the average temperature would rise by around 3°C.
Efforts to reduce carbon emissions
In the Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris in 2015, it was agreed to make efforts to achieve the goals of maintaining the global average temperature increase well below 2°C and further to suppress to less than 1.5°C by 2100 compared to pre-industrial level for human survival. In addition, IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C in 2018 predicted the point when the global average temperature would rise by 1.5°C as 2030 ~ 2052 and recommended that “globally, the greenhouse gas emissions should be decreased by 45% until 2030 compared to the level of 2010 and net emissions should reach ‘zero’ by 2050.” in order to achieve the 1.5°C increase suppression target.
Effective Project Management Using Blockchain
Blockchain will make it possible for the forest management organization to collect ground-level data and effectively manage the tree-planting project to ensure invariability to users participating in this project, thus making it possible to provide security and effectiveness. This will resolve the difficulty with continuously managing and monitoring the developed forest, and it is also expected to guarantee perpetuity of the project over generations.
Blockchain & Edtech
The short-term surge in consumption for education technology (EdTech) due to COVID-19 is expected to be rebalanced over the next few years as digital technologies become integrated in the long term and shift towards much higher online education levels. This transformation will require significant infrastructure for learning, data and management as most schools and universities are still at the beginning of their digital maturity journey. Blockchain technology will play a role in bringing innovation to the structural transformation of education. In particular, blockchain technologies can safely save vast amounts of information and data. Everything ranging from evaluation reports to important documents can be saved safely in blocks that compose blockchain technologies, and students can also check their achievements based on high levels of reliability. Using blockchain technology, the following improvements can be expected in key dimensions of the education and learning process. - Ensuring data autonomy of learner - Enhancement of security and efficiency for educational institutions, companies and learners