Electis: our Tezos-based e-voting facilitates democracy in UN climate discussions

The UN Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) used our electronic voting solution Electis to pick their representatives for the forthcoming climate conference in Egypt (COP27). The WGC is one of nine official observers for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and includes 34 Women’s and Environmental civil society organisations. The networks’ goal is to hold member states accountable when it comes to keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees celcius while respecting human rights and Women’s and Gender Issues in the process.

“Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights, the right to health, the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations and the right to development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and intergenerational equity.” (WGC, key demands for COP26)

“I had compared other possible voting tools and felt most confident with this election tool for this process” (Patricia Bohland, coordinator of the Women & Gender Constituency).

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“As countries, regions, cities and businesses work to rapidly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement, they need to make use of all innovative and cutting-edge technologies available. Blockchain could contribute to greater stakeholder involvement, transparency and engagement and help bring trust and further innovative solutions in the fight against climate change, leading to enhanced climate actions.” (Alexandre Gellert Paris, Associate Programme Officer at UNFCCC)

By Lena Melcher