Crypto Climate Accord

Energy Web, Alliance for Innovative Regulation, RMI, and the World Economic Forum convene various activities in support of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA). Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the CCA is a private sector-led initiative for the entire crypto community focused on decarbonizing the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry in record time.

What are the objectives of the 
Crypto Climate Accord?


The Crypto Climate Accord’s overall objective is to decarbonize the global crypto industry by prioritizing climate stewardship and supporting the entire crypto industry’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The Accord has two specific interim objectives:
Achieve net-zero emissions from electricity consumption for CCA Signatories by 2030.
Develop standards, tools, and technologies with CCA Supporters to accelerate the adoption of and verify progress toward 100% renewably-powered blockchains by the 2025 UNFCCC COP30 conference.
The Crypto Climate Accord will create wins for both the planet and the global economy. For climate advocates, we can eliminate emissions from a fast-growing source of electric load. For the cleantech industry, we can onboard an entirely new class of customers with significant demand for low-carbon solutions. For the crypto industry, we can help support widespread adoption of crypto by making the industry more sustainable.

The Accord is organized around the following core principles:

Build on existing forward progress:

The electricity that powers our sector is decarbonizing. Renewables have become cost competitive in energy markets around the world. As a result, a growing share of the grid (and by extension our industry) is becoming cleaner;

Mind the gap

recognize that significant work remains to be done. There is a substantial opportunity to close the gap between crypto emissions today and a net-zero emissions industry;

Move quickly

Crypto’s roots in open source, agile, and technology innovation make crypto an ideal candidate to achieve something the world has yet to see: rapid industry-wide decarbonization;

Decentralized, open source technology can accelerate progress

The same open source, decentralized technology underpinning the global crypto industry—blockchain—can bring transformational levels of data transparency and trust to decarbonization efforts;

Voluntary, market-oriented and value-added

Voluntary, private-sector led action on industry decarbonization should be powered by a shared vision and market-driven solutions that accelerate market growth and create long-term value for everyone; and


All crypto communities should work together, with urgency, to ensure crypto does not further exacerbate global warming, but instead becomes a net positive contributor to the vital transition to a low carbon global economy. This process will be collaborative and based on shared interests and co-investment; no central body will dictate solutions.

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Crypto Climate Accord: Inspired by the Paris Climate Agreement, the Accord is a private sector-led initiative for the entire crypto community focused on decarbonizing the cryptocurrency industry in record time.
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