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!

Net-zero is not just a buzzword - businesses must show they are serious about climate action

Net-zero is not just a buzzword - businesses must show they are serious about climate action

Renat Heuberger
Thailand should embrace 'Race to Zero' challenge

Thailand should embrace '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.

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Climate Chatter: Was bedeutet Net Zero?

Ramon Waser

In der zweiten Episode des Climate Chatter Podcast sprechen wir über das Thema Net Zero. Es wird diskutiert, was die Unterschiede zwischen Net Zero und Klimaneutralität sind und welche Rolle die globale Wirtschaftskrise aufgrund der Coronapandemie in Sachen Klimaschutz spielt

UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

Helen Mulhern

To help inspire change in your organisation, and stay ahead of the competition, we’ve helpfully rounded-up some of 2020’s leading climate pledges from across the UK, Ireland and further afield.

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

Leah Wieczorek

Climate action in Asia, despite the impacts of COVID-19, is accelerating rapidly as some of the largest emitters in the region set Net Zero targets and businesses follow suit. This is a welcome trend given Asia’s growing number of big multinationals – and the fact that it is home to the supply chains of various global brands. How is the region responding to the climate challenge and what can we expect from 2021?

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Jay van Rijn

Despite COVID-19, corporate climate action in Australia and globally continues apace and, in some cases, is even accelerating. We've rounded up 2020's key commitments to inspire your business to take the next step on your climate journey in 2021.

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