What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught crypto community about curbing our emissions
For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report’s top-five global risks were all climate-related. From devastating wildfires in Australia and the Amazon (NASDAQ:) to ravaging locust plagues on the Horn of Africa, 2020 was punctuated not only by the global COVID-19 pandemic but also a number of worrying reminders about the effects of climate change if left unchecked.
Over the past year, we witnessed the severe effects of belated action amid impending crises. While the timeframe for climate change is not measured in days or weeks, climate change headlines over the coming decade may not look dissimilar to those of the coronavirus pandemic. To this end, the blockchain and crypto community should look to apply lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic to the next impending global crisis: climate change.
Sofia Arend is the communications and content lead at the Global Blockchain Business Council. Prior to joining the GBBC, Sofia worked for the Atlantic Council, a top think tank for defense and national security. Sofia holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied international relations and global studies, graduating with high honors and phi beta kappa.
Brian Kean has been building companies and brands in Russia for 25 years. An active participant in the reemergence of the country’s main industries, Brian has focused on building modern investor relations in Russian companies since 2010. Father of the modern Russia House in Davos, Brian is the current chief communications officer for Sensorium Corporation, the creator of Social VR.
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