How did it all start?
Six members of our team met at the IdeaLab workshop held in early 2020 at the initiative of the National Centre for Research and Development and the Norwegian Research Council.
The organizers invited representatives of science, business and non-governmental organizations from Poland and Norway to Otwock to answer the question – what can be done to make future cities better?
It quickly became apparent that there was no shortage of sustainable technologies in the world. However, a dissonance was felt between the level of technology and its presence in everyday life.
Cities evolve slowly and ecology is not recognized as a value in the dominant economic model. Consequently, there is a deficit of incentives to drive positive change.
In addition, people determined to change their behavior for sustainability reach a certain ceiling in changing their habits, but then they hit organizational, financial obstacles, and barriers related to the unavailability of technology, lack of inclusiveness in accessing modern solutions.
The problem of modern cities is not in the lack of green solutions and technologies.
The problem lies in their accessibility for citizens and the lack of incentives to change behavior.
If a person who behaves green were given resources to spend on more green solutions (products, services, technologies), then there would be a self-perpetuating mechanism to support sustainable behavior.
This is the idea behind the Greencoin system.
Greencoin model assumptions
the priority objective of the project is to support pro-environmental behaviour
the system is to be open
and increase the accessibility of
to green solutions
the system will be a digital currency using modern technologies
after testing the currency can be implemented in other cities
the system is to bring together actors and people involved in environmental and climate protection
From 2024, the software developed by the team will be open and freely available to the public
We have identified three areas in which detailed research and development work should be carried out before introducing the system to Gdansk – the city that will be our living research laboratory.
How to create a Greencoin community?
How to ensure optimal system performance?
How to estimate the value of Greencoin?
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