- The United Nations launched a climate initiative known as DigitalArt4Climate.
- Aims to bring awareness about the climate crisis through digital art.
- Digital artist Bricx Martillo Dumas was declared the winner of the DigitalArt4Climate art competition.
The United Nations announced a climate initiative called DigitalArt4Climate. This initiative is a DigitalArt4Climate art competition where the winner’s art will be converted to NFT.
At the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, the UN-led NFT Climate Initiative displayed the results of its DigitalArt4Climate art competition.
The UN-Habitat group collaborated on the DigitalArt4Climate initiative with Unique Network, IAAI GLOCHA, and Exquisite Workers.
The DigitalArt4Climate initiative uses eco-friendly blockchain technology to convert art into digital assets or clean NFTs, assisting in resource mobilization and climate empowerment.
The initiative aims to empower artists, designers, and activists around the world to create digital art that will inspire people to take action against the climate crisis.
The program will also introduce people to NFTs, a technology that has the potential to liberate artists around the world by allowing them to monetize their work efficiently.
Bricx Martillo Dumas, a digital artist from the Philippines, has been named the winner of the DigitalArt4Climate art competition with his piece Nexus. Dumas will receive $1,721 as the competition winner.
CEO of Unique Network, Alexander Mitrovich, stated that “We are excited to show that the ethos of distributed ledger technologies and open data can be used to support change agents to be more empowered in identifying climate actions they can make.”
The UN adopted the NFT to emphasize the climate crisis rather than simply using it for a promotional event.
In conjunction with the UN’s visions, the blockchain platform Enjin (ENJ) was the first NFT to be accepted into the United Nations Global Compact. Enjin announced in July that it would investigate ways to use NFTs to promote the UN’s sustainability and equality goals.