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!

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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.

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Jetting to Climate Neutrality: Opportunities for Business Aviation

Private aviation may be an extravagance to many, but it remains a robust and important economic sector. Not only in normal times, but also in crisis situations. In the context of COVID-19, business aviation has stepped in to facilitate repatriation efforts, distribute medical supplies and transport health workers to remote areas.

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2020 was to be the Year of Climate Action. How are we doing?

A year plagued by the coronavirus pandemic might not seem like a good year for business, but when it comes to the voluntary carbon market, encouraging signs of demand from a diverse range of sectors are persisting.

South Pole welcomes ICAO decision on CORSIA eligibility

South Pole welcomes ICAO decision on CORSIA eligibility

ICAO has announced their list of CORSIA-eligible carbon projects. South Pole is well positioned to continue building on our already strong portfolio of projects that minimize the risk of CORSIA non-eligibility.

Physical climate risks, like extreme weather, pose an increasing threat to business.

Climate risks, carbon pricing & climate change: Preparing the resources sector for the "new normal"

Climate change is affecting the global economy and the way we do business. In the face of an emerging "new normal", we explain how the mining and resources sector faces unique challenges from climate change – and how South Pole's experts are working with companies in the sector to manage these climate-related risks.

Airline Carbon Credit

Why Airlines Need Carbon Credits

Airlines are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Barring a technological shift to electric planes, airlines will continue to burn jet fuel for the foreseeable future, making up something on the order of 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Improved operational efficiencies and the introduction of advanced biofuels will reduce emissions, but at the end of the day, carbon credits will continue to be needed to mitigate their overall effect on our global climate.

Jeff at COP25

Will the "missing piece" of the Paris Agreement be decided this week?

One component of the Paris Agreement on climate change that has remained somewhat of a black hole is Article 6, which outlines countries cooperating with one another on their own volition to help achieve emissions-reduction targets.

Why clean technology will give us the edge we need to solve the climate crisis

Why clean technology will give us the edge we need to solve the climate crisis

The move to net zero must happen as quickly as possible – and it must happen at scale. To achieve real, quantifiable impacts we must explore all possible policy solutions. While carbon pricing and sustainable finance are critical tools for solving the climate crisis, Martin Stadelmann argues that it is clean technology that will help us hit the bullseye on our net-zero target.

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