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 with e.sharples@southpole.com - our experts have it covered!

New York Climate Week 2019

New York Climate Week: who will follow through?

Nadia Kahkonen
Climate toolbox: Offsets are one element of corporate climate action

Climate toolbox: Offsets are one element of corporate climate action

At current pace we’re going this means we have a window of just over 8 years left until this carbon budget is used up. Going beyond this temperature increase would likely cause an immense rise in unpredictable risks.

PRECS Project

Q&A: What are Peace-RECs?

We spoke with Sherwin Das, co-founder of Energy Peace Partners to shine a light on P-RECs - Renewable Energy Credits from peace building projects.

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

“The world is waking up and change is coming, whether you like it or not.” With these words, Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg’s passionate call to action for world leaders at the UN Climate Summit captured the world’s attention. Ambitious companies, leading change in the private sector are beginning to be united by a common purpose: to take ambitious climate targets and urgently turn them into concrete action.

Carbon Mitigation

La mitigación de carbono es solo una pieza en el rompecabezas

El camino hacia un futuro sostenible no es sencillo. Parece que tan pronto como descubrimos una forma de limpiar la mitad del plástico de los océanos en los próximos cinco años, la deforestación en el Amazonas comienza a aumentar drásticamente. Si bien la voz de los jóvenes hace un llamado enérgico a la acción, los políticos todavía están discutiendo sobre cuán sólida es la ciencia climática.

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Penetrar en los espesos y recónditos bosques de Colombia puede ser una tarea tan desafiante como la de reconstruir la paz hoy en un país que ha quedado diezmado por la guerra de tantas décadas. Pero no es imposible.

Biogas

What is 'Green Gas,' anyway?

Biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas, and responsibly produced gas – these are a few of the terms that folks in the energy sector use regularly and often group together under the ‘green gas’ umbrella. But what are they? Is there a difference between them? And are they all as clean and green as one another? Let’s start with the basics.

How to Green your Natural Gas Offering

How to Green your Natural Gas Offering

Are you a natural gas provider? Want to offer green gas products to your customers? South Pole’s Erin Horleman provides an 9-step guide on how to use a combination of ‘green gas’ solutions to determine the product that works best for you and your customers.

EcoAustralia Carbon Credit

Something to be proud of: Updates from the Australian Carbon Neutral Market

Over 50 organisations, 25 products and 6 buildings have been certified carbon neutral against the Australian Government's Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard – NCOS). South Pole Australia's Jay van Rijn discusses the return on investment for carbon neutral certification – and it's easier and smarter than you think!

Renat Heuberger

60 Seconds with Renat Heuberger

South Pole's CEO and co-founder, Renat Heuberger, has been engaged as a social entrepreneur in the fields of sustainability, climate change and renewable energies since 1999. Here, he talks to NOW – a global community of likeminded people who believe travellers and the travel industry have the responsibility to be a Force for Good – and shares how he, both at South Pole and in his personal life, is walking the talk and working for a better tomorrow.

Travelling offeset

Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can

The UN estimates that nearly 2 billion people will be on the move by 2030, traveling to destinations all over the world. Travel and tourism can bring us a billion opportunities to make the world a better and more sustainable place — or a billion disasters, if we do not manage it properly.

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