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!

A simple guide to climate neutral, net zero and climate positive

A simple guide to climate neutral, net zero and climate positive

Leah Wieczorek Denis Jorisch
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.

South East Asia E-Mobility

How e-mobility can power Thailand to net zero

Ingo Puhl

The demand for electricity from e-mobility will provide a unique window of opportunity, with lower costs. But it needs the existing mobility and power sector to act quickly to ensure they can capture a substantial part of the new playing field.

Breathing new life into community and Country in southern Australia

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.

"Carbon will become one of the largest commodities in the world"- An interview with Dirk Muench, our new Director of Climate Funds & Ventures

"Carbon will become one of the largest commodities in the world"- An interview with Dirk Muench, our new Director of Climate Funds & Ventures

Elliott Bourgeault

Dirk Münch, a former investment banker and until recently CEO of Persistent Energy, has just joined South Pole as Director of Impact Funds & Ventures. We asked him about his motivation to join South Pole and where more action for climate investments is needed.

FSD Kenya

How can Kenya continue to lead the way on green finance in Africa?

Aymeric Reymond, Charlie Brunel-Lister

In many ways, Kenya is leading the way on green finance in Africa. In the past decade, the country has managed to decouple its fastly growing GDP and population from its GHG emissions. Now, Kenya is one of the only six countries worldwide with a greenhouse gas emission trajectory aligned with 2ºC or below, together with Ethiopia and Morocco.

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.

The Green Deal series: Part 4 – What does the CBAM mean and how will it affect your company?

The Green Deal series: Part 4 – What does the CBAM mean and how will it affect your company?

Mireille Meneses

When a government puts in place ambitious climate policies involving strict carbon emissions regulations, there is always a risk that a company moves its operations. It’s called ‘carbon leakage’ in climate parlance. Some companies could flee to another country or even another continent to avoid strict emission laws or carbon taxes.

Back to the Nature: Regenerative Landwirtschaft

Back to the Nature: Regenerative Landwirtschaft

Eva Van der Want, Hannes Etter

10% aller Treibhausgasemissionen kommen aus unseren landwirtschaftlichen Tätigkeiten. Die Langzeitfolgen einer nicht nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft reichen von Biodiversitätsverlust bis hin zu Gefahren für die Ernährungssicherheit.

How eCommerce Can Be A Driving Force For Climate Action

How eCommerce Can Be A Driving Force For Climate Action

Bram Veenhof

Before COVID-19 eCommerce was booming. A year ago, Ecommerce News Europe reported eCommerce to be worth 717 billion euros. What is perhaps not surprising is that during the pandemic this figure ballooned even further. There’s no doubt that the growth of online shopping in Europe is a revenue-driver for businesses and a win when it comes to consumer convenience.

Bold idea to solve pollution crisis

Bold idea to solve pollution crisis

Ingo Puhl

While 2021's burning season was not quite as disastrous as in recent years, a game-changing solution for Thailand's pollution crisis remains up in the air. Given the complexity of the factors fuelling these fires, a more ambitious systemic approach is required.

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