ReFi Roundup #35: Orbs everywhere, Return Protocol, ReFi Jobs & ReFi events 🗺
Happy Monday ReFi Nation!
It's another beautiful week in regenerative finance. There is so much to explore. So many orbs, so many events and such little time. How do you make sense of it all?
I'm very grateful to the wonderful community of content creators who have come around the ReFi movement over the last few months. With This Week in ReFi, Venturing in ReFi, ThoughtFloats, deCarbonized and ReFi Jobs —there is so much great content to choose from.
This week we're going to give an overview of what else is out there in the space and ask our readers one vital question:
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Return Protocol on ReFi Podcast
Check out the latest episode with Kieran and Andrew from Return Protocol. This project is a much needed investment in making climate action EASY and SOCIAL.
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Toucan's deCarbonized: CDR frameworks scrutiny & ReFi's expanding horizons...
Check out this week's piece by Vaisakh covering the much-needed scrutiny of Europe's CDR frameworks published in a report by Ecologic Institute, with some key highlights below:
- The frameworks of most EU member states mistakenly equate CDR with emission reductions
- Nature sinks need to play a more significant role in most national frameworks when compared to technology-based solutions
- Ideally, CDR should rank much lower. There are issues of cost, land use and biodiversity issues among others
ReFi Weekly Rewind — Sep 24 🎐
This Twitter thread from our friends at Thought Floats is jam packed with everything you need to know about ReFi this week. Seriously, everything.
Go ahead, read it. It's good stuff. Some highlights:
- New weekly newsletter: Brave New Earth from Brave New DAO
- Atlantis partners with Mercy Corps Ventures to launch another environmental and social impact project in rural India
- WEF launches Crypto Sustainability Coalition with Flowcarbon, Toucan Protocol, Climate Collective, Plastiks, Nori and Klima DAO
- Owocki releases an episode on Filecoin Green with Alan Ransil
- Sequestr.io launches an invite-only beta of it's on-chain carbon marketplace
This Week in ReFi is BACK... 🍌
with a golden banana. 🤣
If you haven't tuned in to Slaptain and Rez's weekly recap of the carbon market happenings in ReFi, please do. It's an absolute joy—as always. They also cover broader DeFi and climate tech market to give a bigger picture of the space.
Slaptain is the former community manager at KlimaDAO who noticed that Solid World gigabrain Rez had a gold mine of information in his noggin that needed to be shared with the world. In this week's episode they cover:
- Gold Standard's Tokenized Carbon Consultation
- Klima's HFC-23 cleanup
- GR15 wrap-up highlighting MRV101 and ReFi DAO grants
- Ethereum Merge retrospective
- EU limits subsidies for wood pellets as a 'renewable' energy source
- Binance BUSD move
Web3 Climate news with Venturing in ReFi 🚀
Our friends at Aera Force are building a Venture DAO focused on web3 climate projects. They also do a great bi-weekly newsletter. It's condensed and leans towards the investor side of the equation.
They provide a nice overview of the GR15 round, explain Gitcoin and quadratic funding as well as highlighting a few select grants from the climate solutions round.
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I hope you have another awesome week exploring the most exciting opportunity in human history.
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