Liverpool Bid for World Climate First
Liverpool announces bid to become the worldâ€™s first climate-positive city by the end of 2020.
11:38 20 July 2018
Liverpool City Council (LCC) has partnered with The Poseidon Foundation to offset the carbon impact of its products and services using a blockchain platform. The move is part of LCC’s ambition to become the first climate positive city by 2020.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool said: “I’m delighted we have signed this partnership agreement with Poseidon to connect Liverpool directly with climate positive projects across the globe.
“Poseidon’s technology is the first of its kind to truly deliver a solution to governments, businesses and individuals around the world to help reverse the causes of climate change and I am thrilled this agreement will bring this cutting-edge technology to our city."
LCC has already taken numerous steps to reduce its carbon impact. It is now in the process of installing more than 15,000 energy-saving LED streetlights to reduce energy consumption.
The Poseidon’s Foundation, Laszlo Giricz said: “This is a ground-breaking partnership not just for Poseidon and Liverpool, but globally. For the first time, a city will use blockchain technology to go beyond rebalancing its carbon footprint – leading the way in the fight against climate change.
“Liverpool is a trailblazer a shining example to other cities in the UK and across the world on what can be achieved through harnessing the power of technology to meet one of humanity’s greatest challenges. And now that it is clear that our platform is fully scalable, it is time for other cities to take action.”