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WWF-Australia and Blockchain

In the past year, WWF-Australia analysed emerging technologies as enablers to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the Greenhouse Event Series and the ‘Can Technology Save the Planet?’ thought leadership piece. Throughout this process blockchain stood out.

 

Blockchain is an incorruptible, shared digital database that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

 

 

WWF tuna pilot

WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to help stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses. For years there have been disturbing reports that consumers may have unknowingly bought tuna from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing sources and, even worse, from operators who use slave labour.

 

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Blockchain for Social Impact Sydney Launch

Blockchain for social impact coalition

WWF-Australia collaborated with the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition - an initiative by Consensys. - in Sydney for the launch event. The event explored the technological capabilities of blockchain and how blockchain can be used to create exponential and positive social impact to improve lives. WWF is a founding member in Australia.