The Carbon Footprint of NFTs: Not All Blockchains Are Created Equal

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Produced in partnership with Palm NFT Studio and the Hyperledger Foundation, this report lays out key climate-related barriers to NFTs and suggests some concrete strategies for embracing and building on the exciting innovations that NFTs enable. Adopting these strategies may unlock new opportunities for global collaborations and partnerships for impact through responsible and potentially beneficial approaches to climate solutions. We hope it will help organizations consider what matters beyond the hype and undertake innovative initiatives in a climate-friendly way.


  • Alan Majer, Founder of
  • With a foreword by Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation

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