DigitalArt4Climate is a multi-stakeholder partnership initiative which uses blockchain technology (non-fungible tokens/NFTs) to turn artwork into digital assets, which can be collected and traded, thus opening up a social and technological innovation space which enables unprecedented potentials for resource mobilization innovation in support of Sustainable Development Goals/Agenda2030 implementation in general and climate action empowerment in particular.

DigitalArt4Climate Virtual Exhibit in the Context of the UN HLPF 2021

DigitalArt4Climate elements and timeline:

  • World Environment Day 2021 webinar (pre-launch of the initiative), 4th of June 2021 (please find detailed event information as well as a link to the video on demand on UN WebTV in this article below)
  • virtual exhibit (content: presentation of the aims, partners and activities of the initiative) in the context of the UN High Level Political Forum 2021, 6 – 18th of July (see virtual exhibit above, from 6th of July onwards)
  • virtual hackathon, 14 – 28 July, GOAL 1: Design the #digitalart4climate user Interface, bridge among unique network NFT platform backend and user devices ; GOAL 2: Design of an digitalart4climate gallery and market place (more info: www.glocha.org/digitalart4climate-hackathon)
  • launch of the DigitalArt4Climate contest and Call for contributions (to the competition/contest), 12th of August 2021 (International Youth day)
  • accompanying activity (timing to be determined): resource mobilization (auction of high profile art of digital artists (example of successful digital art for climate fundraising: CarbonDrop) or/and crowdfunding
    • for DigitalArt4Climate presence at COP26 (exhibit at ACE COP26 pavilion, see attachment, COP26 press conference, .. ) and
    • for DigitalArt4Climate / ACE marketplace development
  • 30 September – DigitalArt4Climate exhibit and edutainment show in Milan/Italy in the context of the Pre-COP Youth event of the Italian co-presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26
  • 31st October – 12 November – DigitalArt4Climate exhibit and edutainment show at the IAAI Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation Space (pavilion) at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow

DigitalArt4Climate Partners:

InstitutionRole in DigitalArt4Climate
–   IAAI – International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, Klagenfurt  (Austria)
–   GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York (501c3 public charity in the US)
–   GloCha Tech GesmbH, public benefit limited liability corporation, Klagenfurt
 IAAI is the organizer of DigitalArt4Climate initiative, GloCha Fdt NY and GloCha Tech GesmbH will be used as institutional vehicles where tax deductability in the US and/or limited liability company structures will be needed
Unique Network NFT platform https://unique.network/Lead Tech partner :
–   NFTs minting –   Smart contracts –   Gallery https://whitelabel.market/#/all-tokens –   Marketplace https://whitelabel.market/#/market –  online payments –   support in marketing and general communication (Discord channel) –   support in hackathon organization –  organization of events
Hubzine Italy
(Domenico Vito)
Co-ordinator hackathon 14-21 July
Lead local partner for activities in the context of the Pre-COP in Milan (end of September)
UN Habitat Youth programme https://www.unhabitatyouth.org/ https://wesr.unep.orgDigitalArt4Climate Lead UN Partner –   Outreach –   Events in UN context –   Local events with city partners –   Resource mobilization beneficiary (World Environment Situation Room youth engagement programme)
Excuisite Workers https://exquisiteworkers.com/Lead Creative Community partner – creative director of the DigitalArt4Climate initiative
Social Alpha Foundation https://www.socialalphafoundation.org/Philanthropy Partner

DigitalArt4Climate Marketplace Vision:

DigitalArt4Climate Webinar (Pre-Launch event), Milan, 4th of June 2021

#DigitalArt4Climate – Harnessing the Power of Culture and Technology for Action for Climate Empowerment

Webinar in the context of the World Environment Day 2021, the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021, the #All4Climate Event Series of the Italian Co-Presidency of the UN Climate Conference COP26 and KlimatFest Milano 2021

When: 4 th of June 2021 ● 3.00 – 5.00 PM CEST / 9.00 – 11.00 AM EDT

Where: Parco Nord, Milan / Italy & Streamyard, https://www.youtube.com/user/iaaiglocha, fb and live web-broadcast on UN WebTV http://webtv.un.org/


  • International Association for the Advancement of innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI www.glocha.info
  • GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York www.glocha.org

In cooperation with

Media Partner:

The Challenge:

Paris Agreement implementation – a climate safe future – requires all of society engagement in climate action.

The UNFCCC Action for Climate Empowerment programme ACE is the governance innovation space for national governments and non-party stakeholders to find pathways towards all of society climate action empowerment. A key issue is lack of resources (reference: UNFCCC Future of ACE Options document)

The #DigitalArt4Climate / #DigitalCollectibles4Climate initiative recognises the value of artistic expressions (ideas/text, images, videos, music, …) as enabling resources for climate action. By means of transforming conventional art with the help of technology (enabled by blockchain technology) into digital assets (digital collectibles, non-fungible tokens NFTs) the potentials of art for climate action empowerment can be significantly increased. IAAI, as an associated partner of the Action for Climate Empowerment innovation project ACE_AT and as coordinator of the GloCha Global Challenges Action Empowerment consortium and its partners are planning to establish a mechanism/marketplace for climate related digital art through which auctions and other forms of value exchanges can be organised in order for ACE stakeholders, on all levels of society, to be equipped with the needed financial resources for their work and rewarded for well documented climate action and impact (=ACE marketplace, which has been called for by several stakeholders in the UNFCCC Future of ACE consultations, see above listed UNFCCC reference document).

During the DigitalArt4Climate webinar there will be launched a “Call for visual art for climate action empowerment” as an experiment on systemic Action for Climate Empowerment innovation with the transformative power of art and technology.

Tentative Agenda:

Moderation: Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Cointelegraph


Thematic introductions

#DigitalArt4Climate Call Launch

  • Miroslav Polzer – DigitalArt4Climate roadmap: GloCha Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) digital art gallery, DigitalArt4Climate/ACE marketplace, ACE edutainment and digital art auction shows & Call to action for artists and young software developers/game designers
  • Irina KaragyaurUnique Network NFT Platform  – Information about creation of low-carbon-footprint digital assets/digital collectibles/NFTs on the Kusama Proof-of-Stake blockchain
  • Domenico Vito, Climate Leader, Climate Reality EU Team Italy  – Pre-announcement of a Youth hackathon for ACE marketplace development
  • Makoto Okubo, Music4SDGs project as partner


dr. Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha, www.glocha.infopolzer@glocha.info, +43 664 4203648, www.linkedin.com/in/miropolzer/  

Another #DigitalArt4Climate / #DigitalCollectibles4Climate resource mobilization for ACE
mechanism will be voluntary carbon footprint compensation cryptostamps/digital collectibles, which we are going to introduce as a tool for city and citizens level climate neutrality goals implementation (for more info see https://daringcities.org/program/with-blockchain-technology-and-digital-innovationtowards-
climate-neutral-cities-and-citizens/ & https://youtu.be/4w5twspoqFY?t=6585

Presentation of IAAI GloCha Digital Collectibles for Climate Action Plans in the Digital SDGs Finance Bulletin of May 2021:

Source: Digital SDG Finance Bulletin May 2021: https://www.climatechaincoalition.io/digital-finance-2



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