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Delton Chen

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CountryAustraliaCoLab Points (max. potential)
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Delton Chen is a geo-hydrologist and civil engineer. Delton holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia. Delton has 20 years of combined experience in groundwater management, environmental impact assessments, mining, geothermal energy and climate mitigation; and he analyzed the mitigation potential of fly-ash cement and low-flow water taps for Project Drawdown. Delton is a thought-leader in the development of new public policies based on Central Bank Digital Currencies, and he is a member of the Blockchain Climate Institute. Delton founded the Global Carbon Reward Initiative in 2013.

GLOBAL CARBON REWARD INITIATIVE

The Global Carbon Reward (GCR) is a new international climate policy that can finance the reduction and removal of carbon emissions at the speed and scale that are needed to stabilize the climate. The GCR can help protect communities and ecosystems from the over-consumption natural resources and the unintended negative consequences of climate mitigation actions. The GCR is designed to trigger a socio-economic transformation with "carrot and stick" approach, and it is has scope to address climate justice issues with rewards that are weighted to reflect the resulting socio-ecological co-benefits.

The GCR is justified with a new market theory for carbon pricing. This theory reclassifies the market failure as a "thermodynamic market failure", for which two explicit prices on carbon are needed to resolve the market failure. A second explicit price is proposed to create a positive externality for managing the systemic risks of carbon emissions. Delton claims that the market failure in carbon should be thermodynamically framed because carbon is strongly coupled to energy, and because carbon is the main 'structural' component of all living systems.

AFFILIATIONS

Project Drawdown, Research Fellow, United States 

Center for Global Governance and Emerging Law,  GCR Founder, United States

Proposals

XSep 10, 2015
Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyJun 23, 2014
Global 4C: Managing Land for Carbon Sequestration with Smart MoneyMay 4, 2014
Solar Dollars: The World Currency to Price and Finance Carbon MitigationSep 10, 2015
Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyApr 16, 2014
Unify America: Set the Example by Leading from the FrontMay 22, 2015

Proposal Links

Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyAug 27, 2014
Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyAug 27, 2014
ReForestAug 31, 2015
Low Carbon USA the Easy WaySep 4, 2015
Baja Sustainable DevelopmentAug 31, 2015
Solar Dollars: The World Currency to Price and Finance Carbon MitigationNov 3, 2015
Green Keynesianism and Climate Free Trade AreasJul 31, 2014
Reversing Climate Change with Ocean-healing Seaweed EcosystemsJul 31, 2014
Settle the carbon debt and release the power of example!Aug 27, 2014
Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil FuelsJun 15, 2016
Overcome the Inertia of DenialAug 31, 2015
Freedom from fossil fuelsSep 1, 2015
Test proposalJul 28, 2015
9 Steps to Reverse Global Climate ChangeOct 13, 2015
Reducing Footprints by Reducing Animal ConsumptionNov 24, 2015
Reduce CO2 emissions by converting them into usefull productsOct 17, 2015
Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and OrganizationNov 4, 2015
Let's play the carbon out of the market!Nov 4, 2015
Establishment of a sound technical system to distribute emissions reductionsOct 13, 2015
A Carbon Negative Infrastructure and Economy: A Systems Design/Mngmt ApproachDec 11, 2015

Supporting

Using Biogas Technology To Improve Sanitation And Mitigate Climate ChangeJul 14, 2014
The Little Engine That Could: Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and DividendJul 14, 2014
Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyApr 16, 2014
Woody Agriculture: Breeding & Implementing Hazelnut & Chestnut as Staple CropsJul 14, 2014
Global 4C: Managing Land for Carbon Sequestration with Smart MoneyJul 16, 2014
CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Jun 9, 2014
Save Kilimanjaro: Forest Conservation. Reforestation. Sustainable Communities.Jul 14, 2014
Global 4C: Empowering Humanity for Carbon Transition with Smart MoneyJul 10, 2014
Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data CitiesJul 14, 2014
An alternative to bank mortgages can make energy efficient homes affordable.Jul 20, 2014
Settle the carbon debt and release the power of example!Jul 14, 2014
Climate PlanJul 14, 2014
Synergies of Reforestation & Community Empowerment in KenyaJul 20, 2014
Unify America: Set the Example by Leading from the FrontSep 16, 2015
Sweeten the Carbon DealSep 16, 2015
Mobilizing for climate change actionSep 16, 2015
Pan India Movement in industry for massive reduction in energy consumptionOct 1, 2015
Renew India: Public Transport with no Carbon Footprints.Oct 1, 2015
GHG mitigation from rice rotated cropping system in ChinaOct 1, 2015
Freedom from fossil fuelsOct 2, 2015
Save Greece and the Climate simultaneouslyOct 3, 2015
Unconventional Financing of Climate Change Mitigation + AdaptationOct 2, 2015
Reforestation OlympicsOct 2, 2015
Low Carbon USA the Easy WayOct 2, 2015
Towards a Holistic Path to combating Climate Change Impacts in Kingdom of JordanOct 1, 2015
2020 Cities By 2020: America's Mayors Taking Charge On Climate ChangeOct 2, 2015
Solar Dollars: The World Currency to Price and Finance Carbon MitigationSep 13, 2015

Activities

Delton Chen voted for proposal Solar Dollars: The World Currency to Price and Finance Carbon MitigationNov 16, 2015
Delton Chen updated a proposal Solar Dollars: The World Currency to Price and Finance Carbon MitigationNov 3, 2015
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