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埃森哲(Accenture),成立数字资产领导组,以标准化碳信用额

2020-7-30 11:49

 

InterWork Alliance (IWA),已经成立了一个关注可持续性的组织,计划标准化标记化资产和多方合同,其最初的目标是标准化碳抵消。


该工作组由Digital Asset、埃森哲和CBLmarkets的子公司Xpansiv领导。CBLmarkets是一家从事碳补偿和水权交易的公司。


作为第一步,该组织计划解决碳信用,这是企业试图解决碳排放的过程。一种碳信用包括企业购买碳抵消,为减少排放的项目提供资金,比如植树或鼓励减少明火做饭和取暖的电气化计划。


一些碳补偿项目还包括建造太阳能发电厂和其他可再生能源项目。然而,碳抵消衡量的是减少的碳排放量,不要与衡量电力的可再生能源证书相混淆。


“尽管标记化能够加速气候行动,但碳信用额和碳抵消的审计问题迄今尚未解决。”IWA将通过开发一种解决方案来解决这一挑战,确保设计用于解决可持续性问题的令牌在业务层面上相互协作,而不考虑底层的技术平台,”IWA总裁Ron Resnick说。


一些人认为,抵消并不总是有益的。审计当然是其中的一部分。最近ProPublica的一份报告发现,一些森林在得到补偿资金后被砍伐。它举了一个从2013年开始出售信用额度的森林的例子,四年后的卫星图像显示,只有一半的区域仍然是森林。

ESG区块链创业公司在哪里?


与此同时,工作组成员还包括埃森accenture、Chainlink、Climate Chain Coalition、Digital Asset、微软公司(Microsoft Corp.)、纳斯达克(Nasdaq)、Neo Global Development、R3、SIX Digital Exchange (SDX)、Xpansiv等。


我们以前从未听说过Xpansiv。虽然其母公司CBLmarkets进行碳抵消交易,但我们相信Xpansiv能够量化生产天然气等大宗商品对环境的影响,但我们不能完全确定,因为该网站对术语的评分为10/10。


气候链联盟是一个行业组织,包括我们提到的几家初创企业,包括Xpansiv。


有很多重量级选手是件好事。但让我们感到困惑的是,我们没有看到任何我们期待的创业公司,如Everledger, Circulor, Energy Web Foundation, Power Ledger, LO3 Energy and Electron。我们联系了一对夫妇,但他们没有联系。所以我们问了IWA。


IWA主席马利·格雷说:“有很多初创公司都在追求这些空间,每个人都在建造这些围墙花园,与买家的要求不匹配。”“所以我们决定支持这个计划,让每个人都同意什么是碳信用额度,它是如何构成的,然后我们应该如何标记它。”


我们不清楚Xpansiv是这些初创公司之一,还是被包括在内,因为它更接近买家。我们也知道,至少有两家初创公司已经在标准和互操作性方面进行合作——Circulor和Everledger。


虽然每个初创公司都有不同的方法,但这是完全有可能的,或许通过包含更多不同的视角,以及他们采用这些方法的原因,可以帮助实现最佳标准。尤其是考虑到集团的终极目标是崇高的。

 

The InterWork Alliance (IWA), the group that plans to standardize tokenized assets and multi party contracts, has set up a group to focus on sustainability. The initial aim is to standardize carbon offsets.

The working group is led by Digital Asset, Accenture and Xpansiv, a subsidiary of CBLmarkets, a company that trades carbon offsets and water rights. 

As a first step, the group plans to address carbon credits, the process by which companies try to address carbon emissions. One kind of carbon credit involves companies buying carbon offsets, which fund projects to reduce emissions such as planting trees or electrification initiatives that encourage less open flame cooking and heating.

Some carbon offset projects also involve building solar farms and other renewable energy projects. However, carbon offsets measure carbon emissions saved, not to be confused with renewable energy certificates, which measure electricity.

“While tokenization has the power to accelerate climate action, the auditing of carbon credits and offsets has not been solved to date. The IWA will tackle this challenge by developing a solution that assures tokens designed to address sustainability are trusted to interwork on the business level, regardless of underlying technology platforms,” said IWA President Ron Resnick.

Some argue that offsets are not always beneficial. And the auditing is certainly a part of that. A recent ProPublica report found that some forests were cut down after receiving the offset funding. It gives an example of a forest that started selling credits in 2013 and satellite imagery four years later showed only half the area was still forested.

Where are the ESG blockchain startups?

Meanwhile, the working group members include Accenture, Chainlink, Climate Chain Coalition, Digital Asset, Microsoft Corp., Nasdaq, Neo Global Development, R3, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), Xpansiv, and others.

We’d never previously heard of Xpansiv. While its parent CBLmarkets trades carbon offsets, we believe Xpansiv quantifies the environmental impact of producing commodities such as gas, but we’re not entirely sure because the website scored 10/10 for jargon.

The Climate Chain Coalition is an industry body that includes several of the startups we mentioned, including Xpansiv.

It’s good to have lots of heavyweight players. But we were puzzled that we didn’t see any of the startups in the space that we’d expect, such as Everledger, CirculorEnergy Web FoundationPower LedgerLO3 Energy and Electron. We contacted a couple, and they hadn’t been approached. So we asked the IWA.

“You had a lot of startups go after these spaces, and everyone’s sort of building these walled gardens that don’t match the buyers’ requirements,” said IWA Chair Marley Gray. “So we decided to back the bus up, and get everyone to agree on what a carbon credit is, how it’s structured and how we should then tokenize that.”

We’re unclear whether Xpansiv is one these startups or it’s included because it’s closer to the buyers. We’re also aware of at least two startups already working together on standards and interoperability – Circulor and Everledger.

While it’s entirely possible that each startup might have a different approach, perhaps by including more diverse perspectives and the reasons they adopted their methodologies could help towards an optimal standard. Especially given the ultimate goal of the group is a noble one.

 

来自: Ledger Insights