The IAAI association is a UNFCCC accredited non-profit organization based in Austria that promotes sustainable development and climate action through the use of innovative technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT). IAAI is a member of the Global Challenges Action Empowerment Consortium (GloCha), which is a network of organizations working together to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, including poverty, climate change, and inequality with a systemic innovation approach, including culture/education, (blockchain focused) digital innovation and social/organizational innovation. IAAI also collaborates with various UN agencies, NGOs, academic institutions, and private sector companies to support the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
IAAI is a founding member of the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) (https://climatechaincoalition.org/), the world’s oldest and largest network of organizations which work towards harnessing the potentials of blockchain technology for climate action empowerment. IAAI is connected with CCC also through the fact that the CEO of IAAI is also strategic director of CCC. IAAI’s activities include research, capacity building, advocacy, and the development of innovative solutions and platforms, such as the MENA Blockchain4Climate network, which brings together stakeholders from various sectors to explore the potential of blockchain for sustainable development and climate action empowerment in the context of the UN Climate Conference COP28.