To avoid confusion, Will already started a thread here about the community pool, but it seems to be going in the direction of a more general discussion about what the pool should fund i.e. which criteria that should guide the selection of projects. This thread is for specific ideas/projects of what the pool might fund. I have just started out with a couple of Community Pool Proposals (CPPs?) below that are quite specific. Still rough concepts, but hope it can foster some ideation and further develop a good format for proposals.
CPP #1 - Songbird biodiversity ecocredit
Description: Detection of bird species based on audio and minting of biodiversity ecocredits.
Expected outcome: Possibility to mint ecocredits in projects where songbird biodiversity increase is valued. Could be shade grown coffee. I know there are specific bird-friendly coffee certifications.
Implementation type: Created by Allowlist Credit Designer
CPP #2 - Automated Staking Reward Redirection
Description: Inspired by this tweet, this idea revolved around automatically redirection staking rewards to a specific wallet. Think of it as a patreon subscription where you pick a wallet of someone you want to support and send staking rewards from staked assets from one or several specific validators (Should be possible before they are claimed, yes?).
Expected outcome: Easy to setup recurring donations to specific creator wallets.
Implementation type: Chain upgrade
CPP #3 - Community outreach and onboarding in DAO
Description: Based on critical biodiversity hotspots around the world (several datasets already exist on this), reach out to local communities in these hotspots to actively engage with them to onboard and set up local DAOs for managing local ecocredit minting and DAO creation.
Expected outcome: Better inclusion of people who might have difficulty setting up DAO and participating in the network by themselves. +Growing the community.
Implementation type: Probably none. More a coordination thing.
CPP #4 - Indigenous land occupation ecocredit minting penalty/allocation
Description: A bit similar to how it’s becoming possible to detect deforestation in palmoil industry, this though instead looks at land that ecocredits are being issued on and if it’s been grabbed from indigenous peoples, there is an allocation of some of the minted ecocredits to those indigenous peoples. One could also implement a total ban on minting credits on occupied land, but might not be best for neither indigenous community nor environment. Probably a lot of challenges with how to manage this in practice.
Expected outcome: Less incentive to use occupied land / Compensate rightful owners of land, at least to some degree.
Implementation type: Chain upgrade. Might need additional parameters in the ecocredit module.