The UN General Assembly holds its 76th annual meeting 14-30. September to unite countries at a critical time to mobilize collective action to address the global environmental crisis that has exacerbated the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ahead of the UN General Assembly, the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change notes that ambitious action to tackle climate change is now an urgent need – especially since the publication of Nationally Listed Under the Paris Agreement. route to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to address climate change in line with the Paris Agreement.
In addition, 200 of the world’s leading medical journals issued a joint statement calling on world leaders to cut greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change, which they say is the biggest threat to public health (SDGs 3 and 13).
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A sustainable green recovery plan after a pandemic requires understanding the links between climate change, health and inequality; and implementing ambitious climate change policies in line with the Paris Agreement. The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call to all countries and peoples to act to ensure prosperity while protecting the planet. More important than ever, these goals provide a critical foundation for a green recovery from COVID-19.
Blockchain technology and non-perishable tokens, or NFTs, helped fund these goals during 2021, declared by the UN General Assembly as the “International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development,” when the highly contagious COVID-19 spread rapidly. varieties are among the worst. The fire season has been recorded.
COVID-19: Tech Charity and Blockchain
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a public health and economic crisis. The pandemic disrupted life, pushed the hospital system to the brink and triggered a global economic downturn, which in the United States alone resulted in over $ 1.7 billion in losses for the arts and culture sector.
More than 457,000 non-profit organizations in the United States that have raised nearly $ 2.9 trillion in funding continue to face increased demand, according to X4Impact, a computer analysis, research and social innovation consulting company in the United States. for their services. significant reduction. in income. The extent of the impact of the corona virus on the US charities sector is still unknown.
Pundep Rangar, CEO of PremFina, the first UK venture capital-backed alternative finance company, identified an urgent need for funding for charities, artists, and victims of COVID-19 (SDG 3) and explained to me: “Last June, Art & Co The first of its kind charity art auction using blockchain technology. The auction process and sales proceeds are tracked and the proceeds are distributed to charities using the LuxTag Blockchain / NEM. ”
Since June 2020, when I hosted the first digital art exhibition inspired by climate change and COVID-19 (goals 3 and 13), NFT and blockchain technology has steadily penetrated the world of art and philanthropy so that artists and museums can monetize their work and continue to receive payment for your work. Even after the sale.
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COVID-19: museums and blockchain
The sectors most affected by the pandemic are museums, which play an important role in raising awareness of climate change (Target 13) and providing reliable information (Target 4). Virtually all US museums have closed, and these institutions have suffered significant financial losses as they had to bear the costs of digitization in order to survive and continue to access the public during the closure.
Diane Droby, founder of We Are Museums and member of NFT on Hic Et Nunc platform, who participated in DoinGud’s first Origins Show, told me, “I see pure blockchains like Tezos as a great opportunity for museums. Short. “Carbon currencies and markets provide easy, fair and ethical access to blockchain and NFTs, transforming the industry out of this highly energy-intensive, exclusive and monetary space portrayed by the media.” Continuation:
“We are still in the educational stage where museums need to understand blockchain to fully understand the potential.”