Cointelegraph editor-in-chief Christina Corner spoke at the UN climate conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday about the positive effect of the crypto ecosystem on environmental goals.
When he arrived in Scotland’s second largest city after completing commission fees at the Lisbon Web Summit last week, Corner spoke on topics ranging from the establishment of interoperable relationships between humans and technology to the impact of mining on Bitcoin (BTC).
Corner commented on the mismatch between the traditional energy sectors and the crypto-society in the implementation of climate change, and said that the emergence of new technologies provides an opportunity for learning, and stated:
“Decentralization is an alternative to gampanel, or, as it is called in English, restrictions. This is a bit of local thinking compared to a global view of a decentralized world. ”
Before moving on to cryptocurrency, Cornier gained outstanding experience in the environmental sector as communications director for the French Confederation for Energy Efficiency and the Environment, and then continued his studies of international energy policy and green technologies as a research fellow at the ENERPO Center at the European University.
She discussed the often hypocritical tendencies of participants in global conferences and summits to advocate for global change in consumer behavior rather than government or corporate actions, she said:
“The key to great historical change lies not in change or transformation in general, but in a new synergy between people, technology and education.”
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Corner gave his view on the misconceptions surrounding bitcoin mining activities and the impact of distorting an emerging industry due to its early failures, rather than acknowledging its future energy efficiency potential:
“Of course there are pitfalls, as in any new industry, but we are on our way to creating more sustainable solutions. What is very important in the blockchain area is that people are willing to think with new mindsets and seek solutions, and the climate change coalition is a good example of this. ”
Crypto Climate Accord is an environmentally friendly initiative from over 150 companies across the crypto, blockchain, technology and energy industries that seeks to create a unified approach to support sustainability, as well as commit to producing clean carbon by 2030. Key contributors include Consensys, theWeb3 Foundation and Ripple And Near Protocol, Pixl8 and others.
At the end of the lecture, Corner shared a unifying message about the intrinsic value of humanity to ensure future prosperity for the earth’s ecosystem:
“The cryptocurrency society is ambitious, bold and full of opportunities. Innovation is synergy. It goes beyond technology to people. This is about us.”