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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
How to use low-carbon hydrogen in your decarbonisation strategy
27 January 2023

How to use low-carbon hydrogen in your decarbonisation strategy

Matt Sprague, Gokce Mete

In this article, South Pole’s low-carbon hydrogen & industry transition expert, Gokce Mete and Associate Director and Principal Consultant for Climate Strategies, Matt Sprague, discuss how companies can integrate low carbon hydrogen into their net zero journeys and some of the challenges they may face.

What is biodiversity, and why should companies care about it?
14 December 2022

What is biodiversity, and why should companies care about it?

Christina Mallin, Alexandra Frank, Liliana Martínez

With the UN Biodiversity COP in full swing, learn about why your business should follow the trend and start to seriously consider the opportunities that come from protecting nature… or what is on the line if the private sector doesn’t step up.

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.

Mobilising climate finance in Africa is crucial to creating real climate progress
11 October 2022

Mobilising climate finance in Africa is crucial to creating real climate progress

Jonathan Jones

What role can climate finance play in advancing climate adaptation in Africa? This was the central question at the recent UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2022, held in Libreville, Gabon. With COP27 on the horizon and being touted as the “African COP,” can we expect a focus on Africa to dominate discussions? And if so, what can certain topics from Africa Climate Week tell us about what is to come in Cairo?

How can we attract commercial investment for critical nature-based solutions?
03 August 2022

How can we attract commercial investment for critical nature-based solutions?

Juliette Baralon, Lewis Charters

What is holding the private sector back from investing into nature based solutions? In short – financially viable projects. A new report developed by South Pole together with WWF investigated the key success factors in developing bankable NbS to highlight the growing opportunity of NbSs as investable propositions.

Why Australian companies are developing their own carbon projects
15 December 2021

Why Australian companies are developing their own carbon projects

Tara Oakley

Companies taking initiative on climate change have found it’s not enough to simply purchase carbon credits each year to offset emissions. South Pole’s Climate Solutions Manager for Australia & New Zealand, Tara Oakley, explains how developing new, local carbon projects can be an important part of a company’s net zero strategy.

Are companies ready for a changing climate?  Here’s why they should be paying attention to climate adaptation and biodiversity
07 December 2021

Are companies ready for a changing climate? Here’s why they should be paying attention to climate adaptation and biodiversity

​Urs Dieterich

Climate adaptation remains grossly underfinanced, even while extreme weather events continue to disrupt their supply chains. The new Landscape Resilience Fund aims to change that.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)
02 November 2021

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the EU Taxonomy (& SFDR)

Danielle Cohen Henriquez

Don’t panic! The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy may seem complicated, but this blog simplifies things and provides directions on how financial institutions can navigate the dynamic road ahead.

Trees, plants, water - why and how can investors measure their impact on nature?
08 October 2021

Trees, plants, water - why and how can investors measure their impact on nature?

Anirudh Valluri, Jimena González, Alejandro Salazar

Money managers need to become more literate in what biodiversity loss may cost them, and get ahead of new nature-related financial disclosures.

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm
16 July 2021

Harnessing Australia’s potential to become the world’s carbon farm

Shanti Mors

Shanti Mors, South Pole’s Sourcing Manager, talks through the opportunities in the Australian market to unlock nature-based carbon projects at scale.

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