VERGE 2022

How a New Currency Could Help Solve the Climate Crisis

The Ministry for the Future


Who? Kim Stanley Robinson & Delton Chen

When? 10.30am – 12.00pm. Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Where? San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA Website

In a book that’s teeming with world-changing ideas, one of the most radical storylines in Kim Stanley Robinson’s sci-fi novel “Ministry for the Future” revolves around the “carbon coin”: a new currency, backed by the world’s central banks, earned by removing or avoiding emissions.

Climate Policy


Carbon coin is more than one writer’s speculation. Developed by Australian researcher Delton Chen, who fleshed out the idea in academic papers, the concept is quietly gaining support.

Join Chen and Robinson as they discuss “Ministry,” the game-changing potential of a carbon coin and plans to test the currency in the real world.

Dr Delton Chen
developed the “carbon currency” concept. Dr Chen is an Australian environmental engineer and climate policy thought-leader.

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