The two-day event saw a global panel of technology experts discuss how blockchain will transform renewable energy and drive long-term sustainability, connecting Web3 and sustainability leaders.

Filecoin, the largest decentralized storage network designed to store humanity's most important information, closed the Sustainable Blockchain Summit EU on July 23, concluding two days of keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions and hackathons at Le 28 George V in Paris.

The summit, which was supported by United Nations Climate Change, provided a platform for experts to meet, debate, analyze and discuss how greener blockchain solutions can be built. Over 350 attendees from across the world, including representatives from United Nations Climate Change, European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum, Climate Collective, Gitcoin, HBAR Foundation, Solana, Regen Network and many more joined to drive conversations about blockchain and sustainability forward.

Following the close of the event, Filecoin Green project lead Alan Ransil said: “After two full days of talks, panels, workshops and hackathons, we’re more energized than ever to continue our work in developing Web3-based solutions to drive the transition to renewable energy. Web3 has the ability to drive solutions on a scale previously out of reach through open-source problem-solving and collaboration. On the heels of SBS 2022, that’s more evident than ever, and we’re proud to help drive this community forward.”

Highlights from the event include:

  • Panel: “The Planet as a Public Good” with Gitcoin co-founder Kevin Owocki, Gloria Kimbwala from Gitcoin customer success, Protocol Labs founder and CEO Juan Benet and Filecoin Green project lead Alan Ransil.
  • Podcast recording: ReFi with John Ellison and Kevin Owocki.
  • Keynote: “Building a sustainable Web3” with digital economist Alex DeVries.
  • Keynote: Alex Paris, United Nations Climate Change Global Innovation Hub.

The event also hosted an active “Tokenized carbon roundtable” with many of the major projects working to mint and exchange carbon credits on chain. The event included representatives from Regen Network, Klima DAO, Toucan Protocol, Nori, Gainforest, the Open Forest Protocol, Flow Carbon and others discussing the path forward to make carbon markets more transparent through Web3. Anonymized notes from this session are available on Github.

Closing the “Planet as a public good” panel, Benet called on the global blockchain community to continue the momentum sparked over the two-day summit. He stressed the importance of building networks that connect green-tech builders to funding sources and talent: “Movements and networks tend to be undervalued as a means of having a massive impact. You can use movements to bring people together in a regular cadence and create a way to get everyone to exchange information and keep evolving. Let’s scale the Sustainable Blockchain Summit movement and bring a lot more people to these sets of conversations.”

About Filecoin 

Filecoin, the world's largest decentralized storage network, allows users to store, request and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin's advanced technology provides a robust foundation to store the world's most valuable datasets. An alternative to costly cloud storage, the Filecoin network offers efficiently priced and geographically decentralized storage, minimizing financial barriers and allowing users to take advantage of its unmatched network capabilities. Filecoin is completely open source, enabling people from all over the world to participate.

About Filecoin Green

The first self-organized green computing and decentralized storage platform, Filecoin Green is deploying the power of Web3 verifiability to validate information and trace activity to measure storage providers’ energy usage and carbon footprint. Filecoin Green is focused on developing solutions to support and encourage the use of renewable energy sources among storage providers and set the standard on energy consumption transparency.

About Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs is an open-source research and development lab that builds protocols, tools and services to radically improve the internet. Protocol Labs' projects include IPFS, Filecoin, Libp2p and more — all of which serve thousands of organizations and millions of people. The Filecoin Project is a decentralized storage network with the mission of creating a decentralized, efficient and robust foundation for humanity's information.