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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!

Listen up, sustainability managers: 4 big takeaways from the IPCC report

Listen up, sustainability managers: 4 big takeaways from the IPCC report

Jonathan Moss Leos Paul Bloch
American innovation and the start of a new Climate Journey

American innovation and the start of a new Climate Journey

Elliott Bourgeault

An interview with George Favaloro, South Pole’s new Head of Climate Solutions, North America.

Rapport du GIEC : un appel à l'action pour les responsables de la durabilité

Rapport du GIEC : un appel à l'action pour les responsables de la durabilité

Jonathan Moss, Leos Paul Bloch

Le dernier rapport du GIEC est sans appel : nous devons agir maintenant pour stopper la hausse des émissions dans l'atmosphère. Alors que les politiques tardent à s’organiser, les entreprises doivent prendre des mesures immédiates pour contribuer à la protection du climat et anticiper les risques associés, afin d’assurer la pérennité de leur activité.

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm

Jeffrey Castellas

Jeffrey Castellas, South Pole’s Sourcing Manager, talks through the opportunities in the Australian market to unlock nature-based carbon projects at scale.

Decarbonisation

Decarbonising investment portfolios on the journey to Net Zero

Matt Sprague

Recent research has highlighted the scale of the financed emissions challenge and the need for financial institutions to use their investment influence to drive decarbonisation efforts. Matt Sprague, Associate Director for Climate Strategies (Australia), explains the climate journey for financial institutions to understand and tackle their scope 3 emissions.

Thailand should embrace the 'Race to Zero' challenge

Thailand should embrace the 'Race to Zero' challenge

Ingo Puhl

The Race to Zero requires the acceleration of cross-sector piloting, implementing and scaling-up innovations in key regulatory systems -- a step change from formulating stiff plans and strategies that conform to international developments, something that Thailand has excelled in in the past.

How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

How to get the most out of your Science Based Target (SBT)

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot

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.

A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

A checklist for the sustainability drivers in your supply chain

Karine Basso

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.

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Removing and re-using CO2 in a climate-smart way requires close collaboration

Carmen Álvarez Campo, Joseph Dutton

CCUS is an essential tool to meet climate goals, but the complex systems surrounding it require strong collaboration across sectors to reach its potential.

Technological carbon removals: What is it and are we missing a big opportunity to drive climate action in Europe?

Technological carbon removals: What is it and are we missing a big opportunity to drive climate action in Europe?

Carmen Álvarez Campo, Joseph Dutton

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?

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Working towards Net Zero – how Irish business leaders can match ambition with climate action

Olwen Smith

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.

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