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As always, this issue has a variety of finds, but what stands out this time is work happening in web3. And if you make it to the bottom of the email, there’s a side note about my thoughts in how climate action can happen in this space.
A big thanks to friends who continue to share links with me. Shout out to Roo, Grace, Finn and Alice.
Thank you all for reading and engaging on other platforms. Every response means a tonne. Do let me know if there’s something you found particularly interesting, disagree with or if there’s anything I can do to make this publication better.
Have a great February.
When it comes to food production, protein is one of the greatest carbon emitters. So what happens when it’s created with just renewable electricity, water, and air — free from agriculture. For the first time in history, food is being produced without burdening the planet. I discovered on this episode Bloomberg Zero Podcast. Nice brand identity and website too!
A blockchain-powered conservation platform built in partnership with WWF Panda Labs. “Project Ark hopes to revolutionize the traditional fundraising model for conservation efforts around the world.”
Another web3 discovery. A way to connect ideas, people, & money together in new ways to work on moonshot projects.
‘A planet-saving treasury’ which allows people to set up their own DAO’s without knowing how to code. Their claim is the simplest way to launch an impact DAO and donate to communities making a difference.
Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change. New York Times share a few stories in this article.
Bioengineered plants that fight air pollution. The site’s elegant experiences proves once again long scroll sites are great for story telling. Shared by Roo of Feral.
These startups are developing biodegradable yarns and dyes from algae as a sustainable solution for fast fashion.
“We are building the new Greenpeace for the 21st century”
I really had to dig for this find. A shared not for profit which leverages the blockchain to remove the paper work for non-profits by providing a legal entity to sign all applications of your collective.
If you use social media, there’s no doubt your feeds are inundated with wild imagery created by AI. One that stood out to me is this brand collaboration of IKEA & Patagonia. From a climate perspective, this will allow companies to prototype, test, validate without wasting any materials on production. Also, for a sector that has to be very careful with money, this reduces a lot of risk to make breakthroughs.
A great source of inspiration for web designers to understand how they can push their creations while reducing carbon emissions.
Web3 side note
You may have noticed a few of the links above are related to web3. Let me tell you about the web3 rabbithole I found myself in last week.
I’ve been researching climate action’s relationship with the next form of the internet known as ‘Web3’. As someone who has worked in web3 over the past year, I have a strong feeling there is real potential to connect its capabilities with climate action.
A few weeks back I set out to research web3 and climate to see what - if anything - is happening in that space that is providing value to greater good. At one point I held 50+ tabs in my browser.
Why web3? Well, the thing is progress on climate change is above all a coordination challenge. A major issue is that investments and policies aren’t always allocated in the most efficient way. As web3 is decentralised, it could greatly reduce this issue.
Another benefit of web3 is how it can empower knowledge of local actors to guide policies and put funding where it's needed.
Ultimately, web3 allows global coordination of climate action which transcends the usual bureaucracy to act faster and more reactive.
Sounds exciting to me.
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