UPDATED 29 January 2024

Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action - 2019 State and Trends

In this second edition, CLI takes stock of the current state and trends of using blockchain technology for climate action, including emerging success stories, bottlenecks and crunch issues regarding digitising MRV.


We are grateful to our sponsors the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and EIT Climate-KIC and to the diverse range of authors and interview partners who have contributed their vision and real-world learnings. As the findings show, the technologies are developing fast and innovative businesses are being tested in tangible use phases.

We hope this edition helps practitioners and policymakers alike navigate the ever-evolving opportunities and challenges of using blockchain technology for climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Summary of key findings

This report is a knowledge product of the Climate Ledger Initiative (CLI) published on an annual basis to track progress according to latest research and use cases – supporting CLI’s role as an international knowledge platform to accelerate climate action through blockchain based innovations. This report was published on 04 December 2019. For more information, please visit

First edition of the Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action Report

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