Regulators will be challenged to identify and mitigate financial system risks that are emerging with climate change, without inadvertently “de-risking” in ways that deny capital flows to vulnerable geographies and sectors.

They will also need to assure transparency and integrity in markets as businesses increasingly compete for both customers and investors based on claims of beneficial climate impacts. AIR works with partners to ideate and iterate creative solutions, including policy initiatives and new ideas to solve the problems created by climate disruption.

WHITE PAPER • Incentivizing Gigaton-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal via a Climate-Positive Blockchain

The paper looks at a new crypto token that incentivizes the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at gigaton scale using direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS).

TECHSPRINT • Climate-Positive Blockchain

In January 2023, AIR organized and hosted a unique TechSprint to explore how blockchain and cryptocurrency technology could support the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at massive scale.

INITIATIVE • Crypto Climate Accord Targets Net-Zero Emissions

Cryptocurrency firms signing on to the initiative — launched by Energy Web, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and AIR — have committed to reduce their own emissions and help develop standards for 100% renewably-powered blockchains.

WHITE PAPER • Regtech Manifesto: Redesigning Financial Regulation for the Digital Age

In 2020, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation published this road map for a gradual but urgent conversion of the financial regulatory framework to a digitally native design. One former U.S. agency head called it “the bible for every regulator.”

EVENT • Make Money Green: How a Changing Climate Affects Financial Regulation

Global efforts to fight climate change mean new challenges and opportunities for companies and regulators, shining a light on everything from the financial stability risk of extreme weather to green financing initiatives to crypto miners’ energy use.

OP-ED • Bank Regulators Need to Overhaul Their Digital Capacity

There has never been a better time for agencies regulating the financial sector to prioritize their own digital makeover, argues AIR CEO Jo Ann Barefoot in an op-ed published by American Banker.

PODCAST • The Bold Vision of Singapore Central Bank Chief Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has charted a bold course on regulatory innovation, inventing new models that are being emulated throughout the world.

REPORT • AIR CEO Touts AI’s Benefits for Regulators in Brookings Paper

The Brookings Institution published a deep dive by Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, on multiple ways government agencies can use artificial intelligence to power their innovation strategies.

PODCAST • Energy Web CEO on Fixing Crypto’s Climate Problem

Jesse Morris, who leads nonprofit Energy Web in developing open-source ways to decarbonize the energy grid, speaks with Jo Ann about the private-sector effort to encourage cryptocurrency firms to reach for net-zero emissions.

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