The 2022 Earth Day Challenge is part of Better World’s global conference series and weekly podcasts exploring the use of Web3, DeFi, ReFi, Metaverse and associated technologies to accelerate achievement of global ESG objectives. The Summit is being co-sponsored by the Global Mangrove Trust, the Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association (Global DCA), Nature4Climate and organized by the Nature.Tech Nexus, Blue Dolphin NFT, Climate Designers, and Diffuse.
Mangrove forests are vital ecosystems, both for biodiversity and for humanity. They are considered among the planet’s most important habitats that can help mitigate the impacts of climate change because of their capacity to store large amounts of organic carbon.
Globally over two hundred million people rely directly on mangroves to maintain the well-being of their coastal communities in 118 countries. As we begin to realize their full global value—as storehouses for carbon, fish breeding zones, coastal protection and more—ever-greater efforts need to be made to protect the remaining forests, and to fast-track programs of restoration throughout the world.
Better Worlds Challenge Organization
The challenge is organized into the following 4 programs
Earth Day Broadcast
Pre-recorded and broadcast on Earth Day,
- Spotlight Interviews
Interviews of Mangrove restoration projects recorded the week of April 4 – 8
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- Panel Discussions
Four 60-minute discussions recorded week of April 11 – 15
- What is the potential role for ReFi to drive nature positive projects?
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- Will DAO’s become a key part of financing environmental projects?
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- How can Web3 innovations be utilized to protect and restore Mangroves?
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- Blockchain & Defi/Refi’s role in global carbon sequestration?
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Refi-Mangrove Pitch Event and Collaboration Challenge
Announced on Earth Day, recorded and produced after,
3. ReFi-Mangrove Pitch Event
After the Earth Day Broadcast, the conference will culminate in a ReFi Pitch Session in support of Mangrove restoration. Pitches will be delivered by the most promising Collaboration Challenge participant cohorts who may represent DAO’s, for profit enterprises, individuals, and domain experts.
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4. Refi-Mangrove Collaboration Challenge via MURAL
In advance of the pitch session, four 90m collaboration challenges will be facilitated the first week of May where concept teams will be formed. Real world mangrove challenges will be addressed by concept teams who can apply ReFi and Web3 innovations developed or propose new solutions.
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The Pitch and Collaboration Challenge sessions will be produced into segments which showcase brilliant minds working independently and in collaboration to address pressing issues of the day related to social, economic and ecological health and wellbeing.