Upland is committed
to blockchain sustainability

To take action on blockchain sustainability, Upland has recently partnered with EOS Authority and ClimateCare to offset a year’s worth of carbon emissions for the entire EOS Mainnet.
That’s 281 tonnes of CO2 offset by Upland.

The EOS Mainnet uses

1261

MWh of energy
per year

281

Tonnes of CO2
Per Year

21

Block Producers

19

Standby Producers

281

Tonnes of co2

630.72

Energy MWh

Bitcoin uses

126,090,000

MWh per year and emits

59,890,000

of Tonnes of CO2 per year

Ethereum uses

49,410,000

MWh per year and emits

23,470,000

of Tonnes of CO2 per year

EOS is…

17,236

times more energy
efficient than Ethereum

66,454

times more energy
efficient than Bitcoin

This offset contributes to supporting many of ClimateCare’s sustainability projects that support the following outcomes:

No poverty

Reduce poverty

Good Health and
Well-Being

improve health

Gender - Equality

Promote gender
equality

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Deliver Jobs

Climate Action

Fight Climate Change

Life on Land

Protect species

Check out some of the projects Upland is directly supporting:

Powering the Low-Carbon Transition in India

India has a rapidly growing population, which is increasing the demand for energy throughout the country. 75% of India’s energy needs are met through the burning of fossil fuels; meaning greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise [IEA, 2020]. Since 2013, India has accounted for more than half of the increase in global CO2 output [Carbon Brief, 2019]. In order to achieve the goals set out under the Paris Agreement it is vital to reverse this trend, and increase the prevalence of renewable energy generation in India. The Indian Government has estimated that achieving its Paris emissions reduction pledge will require $2.5 trillion in carbon finance between now and 2030, from domestic and international sources [India Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, UNFCCC]. You are supporting these efforts by purchasing carbon credits from Indian grid-scale wind energy projects. Carbon finance is supporting the development of wind farms throughout the country, bolstering the transition to low carbon energy provision and creating jobs in predominantly rural areas. Renewable energy projects not only feed clean electricity into the grid, but stabilise supplies for rural communities and often improve local infrastructure. There is a summary of these positive impacts overleaf.

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Creating Jobs and Transforming Lives with the Gyapa

Nearly 3 billion people in the developing world cook food and heat their homes with traditional cookstoves or open fires. The World Bank estimates that 4 million premature deaths occur every year as a result. In Ghana more than 80% of the population use solid fuels for cooking. This project introduces the Gyapa to families in Ghana. An efficient cookstove, the Gyapa cooks food more quickly, requires 46% less fuel and is less smoky, meaning it not only cuts carbon emissions, but reduces exposure to toxic fumes. Cutting fuel requirements saves families as much as $100 dollars annually, at the same time protecting Ghana’s dwindling forests. A key outcome from this project is job creation. The stoves are made locally; the liners by a small group of accredited local ceramicists who have received specialist training and the metal claddings by a further group of accredited manufacturers. The project provides training and quality control services and distributes the stoves through a wide network of retailers.

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Saving Money and Improving Health With Bondhu Chula Cookstoves

Less than 20% of the 35 million Bangladeshi households have access to clean cooking . Traditionally, cooking is done over an open firepit, releasing smoke and particulate pollutants. These pollutants contribute to 49,000 premature deaths a year and causes millions in the country to suffer from respiratory diseases, asthma, cardiovascular diseases and eye and skin infections. Women and children are particularly affected, due to their role in food preparation. The Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation is changing this through its Bondhu Chula, which loosely translates as the ‘friendly stove’. The combustion chamber is designed to ensure a more efficient burn reducing fuel use and the chimney takes the harmful pollutants out of the house. The project works with micro-entrepreneurs who receive training in stove production, sales and marketing and after-sales service. Carbon finance is used to subsidise 50% of the cost of stove installation, provide after sales services, as well as a seven-day training programme for the local entrepreneurs. This arrangement has proved highly successful; over 3 million stoves have been installed to date, bringing skilled work to more than 5,000 entrepreneurs.

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