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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!

South Pole's reaction to criticisms of REDD+ and the VCM

South Pole's reaction to criticisms of REDD+ and the VCM

Renat Heuberger
Decarbonising livestock: the challenges and opportunities of reducing methane emissions
12 December 2022

Decarbonising livestock: the challenges and opportunities of reducing methane emissions

Tom Schroder, Santos Amadeo

As a large source of methane emissions, the livestock sector is often scrutinised for its role in climate change. However, in Australia, where the industry represents a significant portion of the domestic economy, livestock producers and industry representatives are recognising the opportunity to be part of the solution.

From mangroves to monkeys – how nature-based solutions can protect ecosystems, people, and the planet
12 December 2022

From mangroves to monkeys – how nature-based solutions can protect ecosystems, people, and the planet

Liliana Martínez, Santiago Martinez, Diana Swidler

Nature-based solutions (NBS) protect and restore ecosystems while tackling climate change and unlocking societal benefits, from mangroves providing hurricane protection in the US to conservation projects protecting endangered species and providing sustainable opportunities to local communities.

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.

Credible climate action?  It's a jungle out there!
26 September 2022

Credible climate action? It's a jungle out there!

Katy Williams

In 2021, a band of South Pole experts travelled to the Alto Huayabamba project in Peru, where local communities champion the protection of over 50,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich forest. Learn how our regional teams on the ground ensure the quality of South Pole’s nature-based climate action projects.

Be part of one of the first European carbon remuneration programmes, for farmers by farmers: How you can help local farmers make a global impact?
04 April 2022

Be part of one of the first European carbon remuneration programmes, for farmers by farmers: How you can help local farmers make a global impact?

Esther Mertens, Adeline de Lamar

Farming: it accounts for 23% of our annual CO2 emissions and can have severe, long-term consequences for biodiversity, ecosystem services and food security. But regenerative agriculture can help farming turn over a new leaf. The farming system is redesigned so it works together with nature. Carbon certificates from certified regenerative agricultural projects enable organisations to address their carbon footprint and provide alternative income streams to farmers that are implementing soil-enhancing agricultural techniques.

Combatting cow burps: how feed ingredients could be poised to transform the agricultural sector
25 March 2022

Combatting cow burps: how feed ingredients could be poised to transform the agricultural sector

Emily Sharples, Hannes Etter, Jasmin Schwaegli

It's no secret that agriculture is a major contributor to climate change – and livestock is the main culprit, making up over 80% of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Is there a way to tackle this? Discover one of our newest project types: feed ingredients that cut the greenhouse gases produced by livestock.

Gender equality is no walk in the park: how women are getting involved in conservation in Indonesia
08 March 2022

Gender equality is no walk in the park: how women are getting involved in conservation in Indonesia

Emily Sharples, Shintia Arwida, Priyanka Tiwari

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, South Pole’s team speaks to Sopiana Angel, a member of the forest patrol team of the Kayong Utara Project, a conservation and restoration initiative in West Kalimantan. Angel’s story sheds light on the role that women play in conservation efforts to protect the rainforest in Indonesia, as well as her personal journey in navigating the world of forest protection.

CapaCITIES – how smaller cities can decarbonise transport
10 January 2022

CapaCITIES – how smaller cities can decarbonise transport

Vaibhav Jain

CapaCITIES series- In smaller Indian cities, the transition to enhanced electric mobility can be catalysed by local policy along with private sector partnerships.

From jackaroo to South Pole – reflections of a carbon projects trainee in Australia
17 November 2021

From jackaroo to South Pole – reflections of a carbon projects trainee in Australia

William Devillee

The opportunity for carbon project development in Australia is making headlines and attracting huge interest in the agricultural sector. For William Devilee, working with South Pole’s Climate Projects team in Australia has allowed him to combine his knowledge of agriculture with his passion for sustainability. Here Will shares his highlights and learnings after six months with the team.

Breathing new life into community and Country in southern Australia
12 July 2021

Breathing new life into community and Country in southern Australia

Danielle de la Cour

South Pole has partnered with award-winning biodiversity experts Cassinia on the Mount Sandy Conservation project, which brings together the Traditional Custodians with non-indigenous Australians in the name of environmental conservation and people partnerships.

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