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Despite bucking the global deforestation trend, Europe’s last remaining old-growth forests are hotspots. They need to be protected and restored. But forest restoration is about more than planting some trees: doing it correctly means prioritising a natural, and holistic approach that is grounded in science.
At South Pole, we see a growing number of bold commitments to drive climate change through the supply chain. Where scope 1 and 2 were once the primary focus to reduce emissions, it's becoming clear that we will not be able to achieve the reductions we need unless organisations push hard to drive change throughout their value chains as well.
What is competitive sustainability? Put simply, it is a company’s ability to compete and succeed relative to peers as part of its transition to a sustainable economy. Achieving net-zero emissions is at the heart of it, a goal which requires a competitive emission reduction pathway.
CCUS is an essential tool to meet climate goals, but the complex systems surrounding it require strong collaboration across sectors to reach its potential.
For our team based in the Medellin office, it's a three-day journey to the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve, including 500 km by boat along the Putumayo river. On International Day of Forests, South Pole staff join an Indigenous community member to reflect on their experiences of developing REDD+ projects to save Colombia's Amazon rainforest and create shared prosperity.
Permanent carbon removals will play a vital role in the ‘race to zero.’ But efforts to scale up technological carbon dioxide removals are facing systemic challenges. How can policymakers help scale carbon removal activities within and beyond Europe?
In 2020, the Irish government committed to lowering its greenhouse gas emissions by 7% per year to achieve Net Zero by 2050. To put that into perspective: the fastest rate of national emissions reduction achieved by an advanced economy was about 3% per year in the UK over the past decade. Ireland aims to more than double that.
Our pensions have the power to shape a more sustainable future for all. Which is why, at South Pole, we’ve put our money where our mouth is. We’ve committed to ensuring that, within the next 20 months, all of our default pension providers across our 18 global offices are sustainable.
This post focuses on the effects of the new EU Taxonomy, a central tool for the actual implementation of the EU Green Deal, specifically in financing Europe’s sustainable growth.
In der zweiten Episode des Climate Chatter Podcast sprechen wir über das Thema Net Zero. Es wird diskutiert, was die Unterschiede zwischen Net Zero und Klimaneutralität sind und welche Rolle die globale Wirtschaftskrise aufgrund der Coronapandemie in Sachen Klimaschutz spielt