Blockchain Technology and Environmental Sustainability


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Foresight Brief 019

The 19th edition of UNEP’s Foresight Brief explores the contributions of the disruptive features of blockchain technology to enhance environmental sustainability.

Blockchain technology is one of many emerging technologies that has the potential to help solve some of the environmental problems that we face today. Uses of blockchain applications for tackling environmental challenges revolve around: supply chain monitoring and tracking, innovative financial instruments, peer-to-peer trading of tokenized values, enabling decentralized systems of energy, and common-pool resources.