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PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This is where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers and shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch - our experts will have it covered!

We’ve unpacked COP27 – now it’s time for impact

We’ve unpacked COP27 – now it’s time for impact

Nadia Kähkönen Isabel Hagbrink
Fight like a brave. How the best brands stand for causes.
08 December 2022

Fight like a brave. How the best brands stand for causes.

Kata Bors

Consumers don’t engage much with companies, they buy brands. So when the brands they love stand for causes, it helps bring their customers to the cause and new customers to their brand. Good for business, good for the world. Here are four easy steps to help your brand dive in.

Forest protection projects: complex but crucial for real social and climate impact
30 November 2022

Forest protection projects: complex but crucial for real social and climate impact

Christian Dannecker

It sounds simple: protecting our forests and biodiversity hotspots is good for countries, communities, and companies alike. To protect a forest, you just set up activities that encourage us to assign more value to a tree that’s standing than a tree that’s cut down. In reality, it isn’t anywhere near this easy.

Technological carbon removals: necessary solutions for global climate action
28 November 2022

Technological carbon removals: necessary solutions for global climate action

Dylan Marks

Technological carbon removals are a complex but crucial solution for climate action. South Pole experts reflect on the challenges and opportunities in scaling these important climate technologies.

Sustainable Fashion
16 November 2022

How the fashion industry can cotton on to sustainable supply chains

Karine Basso, Julie Bobon

We have summarised some of the key initiatives and levers of action for apparel and textile companies that want to stay fashionable in times of change. Let’s talk about setting and achieving SBTs, supply chain action and nature-based solutions.

Simplifying and amplifying best practice in using carbon credits for climate action
10 November 2022

Simplifying and amplifying best practice in using carbon credits for climate action

Naomi Swickard

South Pole has developed simple principles that explain the benefits of using carbon credits, based on existing best practice and recommendations by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMi), among many others, turning technical guidance into accessible language, with easily understandable talking points.

Transforming arid landscapes into thriving ecosystems: a visit to Western NSW, Australia
28 October 2022

Transforming arid landscapes into thriving ecosystems: a visit to Western NSW, Australia

Shanti Mors

The climate crisis is driving the need for action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Ecosystem Management Understanding ™ method can drive progress as it replicates the traditional movement of water through the landscape to work with the land, slowing down water so that sediment can settle and vegetation can grow.

Why we need all tools in the climate toolbox to address global warming at the scale that is required
28 October 2022

Why we need all tools in the climate toolbox to address global warming at the scale that is required

George Favaloro

The calculations are clear: climate change is costly and businesses need to simultaneously protect their value chains and drive emission reductions in their operations and beyond.

Credit: Ryan Brown for UN Women, Flickr   UN General Assembly (UNGA) Hall in New York where the 77th session of the UNGA took place on 13-22 September
21 October 2022

Gearing up for COP27: four priorities for Egypt’s climate “implementation” conference

Giusy Pellegrini, Aurora D'Aprile

COP27 will be a crucial test: will countries make good on their climate promises as they decide how to implement the Paris Agreement?

Mobilising climate finance in Africa is crucial to creating real climate progress
11 October 2022

Mobilising climate finance in Africa is crucial to creating real climate progress

Jonathan Jones

What role can climate finance play in advancing climate adaptation in Africa? This was the central question at the recent UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2022, held in Libreville, Gabon. With COP27 on the horizon and being touted as the “African COP,” can we expect a focus on Africa to dominate discussions? And if so, what can certain topics from Africa Climate Week tell us about what is to come in Cairo?

How South Pole has supported those affected by the war in Ukraine
06 October 2022

How South Pole has supported those affected by the war in Ukraine

Richard Knight, Renee Cervantes

The ripples of the war in Ukraine have been felt everywhere: food shortages, a hike in energy prices and enormous disruption to supply chains. To help tackle the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, South Pole has raised over €32,000 to be shared among three charities raising funds for humanitarian relief.