NFTs: The Environmental Cost

With John Gerrard, Sha Li, Devang Thakkar and Charlotte Kent 



Despite all the talk in this area, the environmental cost of NFTs often remains overlooked. In this panel discussion, GCC founding member Louisa Buck was joined by artist John Gerrard, NFT curator Sha Li, Devang Thakkar from Christie’s, and researcher Charlotte Kent, discussing how NFTs may impact attempts to reduce carbon emissions, as well as exploring possible sustainable solutions in the short and long term. Watch the live recording of the event below.






Referenced resources:

Bitcoin Mining Towns

Photojournalist project about mining in China

Clean NFTs spreadsheet

Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS)

Digital artists favoring Tezos and HicEtNunc 

About HicEtNunc 

Hic Et Nunc 

A guide for artists on more sustainable approaches to NFTs 

Clean NFTs (Sha Li’s NFT platform)

GCC Commissioned Report: Offsetting and a Better Alternative