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Alastair Marke - Abt Associates and Blockchain Climate Institute

Alastair Marke is Head of Blockchain Innovations (Climate Change) at Abt Associates and Secretary-General of the Blockchain Climate Institute. He is also Climate Change Policy Lead for the British Blockchain Association. He is a seasoned sustainability policy researcher with publications covering a wide range of policy issues, including food and energy security, climate finance, low-carbon investment planning, emissions trading, and associated green growth issues in many regions. Recently, Alastair has been appointed a member of the ISO climate finance standards committee.

Seeing the dire need to accelerate global efforts to fill the current climate finance gap, Alastair has recently co-founded Blockchain for Climate Network, converted from his International Core Group on Blockchain Climate Finance, composed of nearly 60 experts across the world, to study the potential of blockchain technology to upscale sustainable, environmental and climate finance for developing countries, encompassing energy finance, carbon trading, and new cryptocurrency-based multi-level climate finance transfer mechanisms. The first output of the Group is a ground-breaking book – “Transforming Climate Finance & Green Investment with Blockchains” to be released in early 2018. He is also a founding member of the Climate Chain Coalition with the UNFCCC Secretariat. At the Global Solution Networks – a first-of-its-kind research programme looking at how the world’s problems can be solved differently with digital revolution, Alastair was the project leader of climate-resilient agriculture and global food security.

Prior to joining the Global Solution Networks, he was a senior research officer of the Private Sector & Markets programme at the Overseas Development Institute and a research associate at The ResPublica Trust in the UK. He was also a civil service fast streamer (trade stream) in Hong Kong.

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