PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This 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 & 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!

The City Finance Lab calls on urban leaders to help build back better

The City Finance Lab calls on urban leaders to help build back better

Juliette Baralon Daniel Tapia Haro
The case for REDD+: why it pays to protect forests

The case for REDD+: why it pays to protect forests

By working with nature, we can avoid unleashing ‘irrecoverable carbon’ and conserve biodiversity – a cornerstone of our economic and social fabric that affects the industries we have and the food we eat. This is something that REDD+ projects (‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’) are working to do.

Guest Blog - System 001 Offshore Campaign Is Carbon Compensated Through Partnership With South Pole

Guest Blog - System 001 Offshore Campaign Is Carbon Compensated Through Partnership With South Pole

Located halfway between California and Hawaii, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a long way from land. The center of the patch is roughly 1200 nautical miles from the coast of San Francisco. Traditional methods to clean up, vessels and nets, are not sustainable solutions. This is why The Ocean Cleanup has, since its inception, worked towards developing a passive system that can do the hard job of concentrating the plastic for us, using the natural forces of the ocean. With the help of South Pole, a leading developer of climate protection projects, we have compensated for the carbon emissions from all fuel consumed during the System 001 campaign.

Jeff Swartz

Guest Blog - Debate.Energy Interview with Jeff Swartz

If you put a price on something, you’ll get less of it. That’s the theory behind carbon pricing. To learn more about carbon markets and their climate-protection potential, Debate.Energy talked to Jeff Swartz, a senior manager at Zurich-based South Pole, a leading carbon solutions firm.

Can offsets pave the way for ambitious compliance carbon schemes?

Can offsets pave the way for ambitious compliance carbon schemes?

As the urgency to implement more stringent national climate targets grows, can offsets play a role in introducing and raising the ambition of carbon pricing schemes? To answer this question, South Pole and Wuppertal Institute analysed five national and regional carbon pricing schemes to draw insights on offset design. This analysis is part of the ongoing research project “Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of Offset Approaches in Selected Sectors”, facilitated and funded by the German Environment Agency.if the

Carbon pricing, carbon credits and coronavirus in APAC

Carbon pricing, carbon credits and coronavirus in APAC

At the start of 2020, climate action was unstoppable. Then the pandemic hit. To explore what happened next, South Pole teamed up with the legal experts at Reed Smith Singapore for a Climate Chatter webinar on carbon market, pricing and policy trends in APAC and the impact of the coronavirus on climate action in the region.

Pormpuraaw project

On the road to Pormpuraaw: A glimpse into traditional Indigenous fire management in Australia’s Cape York

Last February, I spent three days in remote Northern Australia on the Cape York Peninsula where I visited the community of Pormpuraaw to meet with Traditional Owners and Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Rangers and learn how a strategic savanna fire management project operates.

Climate Journey Roadmap

Begin with the end in mind: how to set your sustainability targets and roadmap

Most businesses are working hard to lay out their corporate sustainability strategies. Growing stakeholder pressure and rising costs related to climate inaction have made concentrated sustainability efforts vital to long term success.

Solar panel farm

Capital markets can play a big role in boosting sustainable infrastructure investments

At the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in April, the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, was unequivocal about the need for a green recovery, which she described as a bridge towards a more resilient future.

Electric motorcycle

Affordable electric mobility for all: SHIFT Asia member CyFai wins UNEPs Low Carbon Lifestyle Asia Award

When low income workers shift to using electric motorbikes, you know that something transformational is happening. This is the reality in Thailand now, thanks to a new brand called “CyFai”. CyFai is part of the clean EV revolution the SHIFT Asia program is championing.

The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

The post-corona renewables boom – why now is the time to act

Stakeholders are demanding that we #BuildBackBetter; in order to meet those demands, businesses are increasingly becoming part of a renewable recovery.

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