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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!

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?

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
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.

From mangroves to monkeys – how nature-based solutions can protect ecosystems, people, and the planet
17 November 2021

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.

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.

Back to the Nature: Regenerative Landwirtschaft
18 June 2021

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.

Saving The Savanna: Indigenous Fire Management Projects Across Australia
11 May 2021

Saving The Savanna: Indigenous Fire Management Projects Across Australia

Tom Schroder

2019 heard the call to arms: "Our house is burning". Although bushfires, often caused by lightning strikes, have ravaged the savanna and other parts of Australia, Africa and the Americas for thousands of years, the headlines and photos of that Australian summer shocked the world.

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?
21 March 2021

Are we listening to the true forest experts when it comes to tackling deforestation?

Emily Sharples, Samuel Monsalve Correa

For our team based in the Medellin office, it's a three-day journey to the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve, including 500 km by boat along the Putumayo river. On International Day of Forests, South Pole staff join an Indigenous community member to reflect on their experiences of developing REDD+ projects to save Colombia's Amazon rainforest.

Clean cookstoves saving the Giant Panda with WWF
12 February 2021

Clean cookstoves saving the Giant Panda with WWF

Xuan Yang

Together with WWF and Coop, South Pole has clean cookstoves projects that address indoor air pollution while cutting emissions and protecting panda habitat