• Short description of the topic/cause for your Community Hub
The Climate Impact Community Hub would focus on providing space and time for stakeholders to meet together in person about ongoing subjects of research and collaboration. Filecoin Green, Celo and Toucan welcome the opportunity to take our learnings from organizing recurring events like Sustainable Blockchain Summit, Celo Connect Salon, and Re:Generate and to create an inclusive, accessible and vibrant connection point in the craziness of DevCon. We’re excited to be joined in this proposal by emerging ReFi pals Hyphen, Astral and disCarbon, and hope to combine forces with other proposers as it mutually benefits all of us.
• Outline what you will offer to the Devcon attendees; how you will make best use of the space
Formal and informal (un-conference style) working groups and learning circles
• Rough outline of your Community Hubs program and planned “opening hours” of your Community Hub
The Climate Impact community hub encourages tying together threads being explored across SBS, Celo Connect, Re:Generate and other community events across ETH conferences and beyond. We seek to foster collaboration within and across ReFi, social impact and public good projects, in particular creating space to bring in more diverse perspectives to ensure that standards, practices and far-reaching decisions our community makes are truly transparent and open-source.
Opening hours — approximately 10 am - 6 pm throughout DevCon, but may vary as each day’s schedule comes together.
Merge 4 Climate
- led by disCarbon (danceratopz and haurog), Filecoin Green (Marc Johnson and Alan Ransil), Toucan (James Farrell, Raphaël Haupt, John X, Beth McCarthy)
- The Merge 4 Climate working group formed to begin the task of historical Ethereum offsets and "kickstarting a decentralized climate finance ecosystem on ETH 2.0,” with details outlined here. We hold regular calls and discussions in our Discord and hope to utilize the opportunity to meet IRL in Berlin and at DevCon to set rigorous production goals to begin shipping this initiative.
Green Data Standards
- led by Hyphen (Miles Austin and Thierry Gilgen), Astral (John X), Filecoin Green (Marc Johnson and Alan Ransil)
- In partnership with the world’s leading atmospheric agencies, Hyphen aggregates a wide variety of emissions data from multiple sources, standardizes these data sets, and makes them available for wider smart contact use to enable dynamic and validated products and services. Astral is allied in this mission as an open source research group focusing on the intersection of Web3 and spatial data. Filecoin Green joins in with their decentralized data storage for environmental assets: CO2.Storage to streamline the development of environmental assets and natively store them on Filecoin/IPFS.
Creating standards and practices around these datasets, and the sources from which they emerge, is a hard problem for the industry that has proven to challenge COP delegates. In workshops initiating during Berlin Blockchain Week and extending into DevCon, this coalition around Green Data Standards hopes to bring in community perspectives on how to standardize these datasets and assess quality of sources. Sourcing and categorizing this data, and making it accessible to builders on the protocol level, is essential to legitimizing alternative verification and self-regulation solutions in our industry. We plan to develop and begin iterating on a framework for this together.
Carbon Emission Estimation and Methodology
- led by disCarbon (danceratopz and haurog), Toucan (James Farrell, Raphaël Haupt, John X, Beth McCarthy)
- For the first time, with the recent introduction of on-chain carbon credits, anyone can freely buy carbon credits and permissionlessly and verifiably offset carbon emissions. Previously, it was necessary to hire a company that had applied for and paid for access to a carbon credit registry. This on-chain carbon infrastructure allows for many possibilities, one of which is giving autonomy to event organizers to offset the emissions caused by their events.
By tying together the efforts outlined in DIP-1, DIP-12 and DIP-17, disCarbon and Toucan are working to offset participant involvement in DevCon VI. But, as Toucan discovered through our experience offsetting ETH Amsterdam and ETH Barcelona, determining both emission calculations and offsetting procedure open complex cans of worms.
In this workshop, we discuss how to derive emission footprints for single and multi-day events, such as Devcon VI, including how to estimate the participant’s transport to the event location from their home city and country. Workshop participants will have the chance to use and compare various online tools available that can assist with event and flight emission estimates, after which we can discuss their ease-of-use, perceived accuracy and effectiveness. Subsequently, we will explain and discuss the methodologies used in these estimation tools and which parameters and event metrics are important to arrive at a reasonable emission estimate. In particular, we will discuss which method and parameters were used to arrive at Devcon VI’s carbon footprint.
Finally, we will discuss which standards are available for emission estimation and whether they can provide best practices for users. We hope that this can provide solid groundwork for a replicable, iterative offsetting playbook for future use.
- led by Celo (Daniel Olarte and Anna Alexa), Toucan (James Farrell, Raphaël Haupt, John X, Beth McCarthy)
- Co-learning sessions on how teams’ “legos” fit together for rich and usable tooling
- led by Toucan (Beth McCarthy)
- This workshop series would zoom out from the technical focus of the other sessions for experiential collective imagining of the solarpunk/lunarpunk futures we’re creating together, utilizing methodologies and practices from LARPing and speculative fiction.
All are welcome and encouraged to contribute to all of these workshops, and submit their own!
• List of dedicated people that will organise, oversee and be responsible for the Community Hub
- Filecoin Green - Marc Johnson - Alan Ransil - Celo - Anna Alexa - Daniel Olarte - Toucan - Beth McCarthy - James Farrell - Raphaël Haupt - John X* - Astral - John X* - Hyphen - Miles Austin - Thierry Gilgen - disCarbon - @haurog - @danceratopz
• List of equipment/production needs (see what’s possible in the description above)
- Limited amount of chairs or sitting furniture
- Power outlets
- A TV-sized screen you can connect to via HDMI cable
- post-its and markers (can provide those)
• Some pics of analogous past events from propoers that were a success!