PENGUIN PERSPECTIVES BLOG

Penguin Perspectives Blog

This is your hub to cherry pick the latest news & views on climate change and how its effects will trickle into our economies, societies and daily lives in the years to come. Read on to tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and the other great movers & shakers out there. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

New York Climate Week 2019

New York Climate Week: who will follow through?

Nadia Kahkonen
enhance ambition for climate action

Practice makes perfect: a project developer's view on Article 6 pilots

Article 6 unlocks a multitude of opportunities for countries to work together and enhance ambition for climate action under the Paris Agreement. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2016, Article 6 negotiators at the UNFCCC have faced tremendous pressure to design an Article 6 rulebook that will create the most environmentally robust and cost-effective outcomes. Their job is not an easy one. South Pole’s response to the challenge facing Article 6 negotiators is to show how these policy concepts could be applied in a real world policy setting. This is why we have teamed up with the Climate Cent Foundation and the Swedish Energy Agency to develop two Article 6 pilots in Thailand and Colombia respectively.

Water is Climate, Climate is Water

Water is Climate, Climate is Water

Vast oceans, gushing rivers and calm lakes, heavy rain, even dripping taps: water is all around us, and all of life on Earth depends upon it. But why is water important in the context of climate?

Climate Leaders Forum Melbourne

Making money and not going to jail in a Changing Climate: Reflections from South Pole’s Melbourne Climate Leaders Breakfast

Focusing on the theme: ‘Net Zero 2030 – Mitigation and Adaptation’, the event brought together representatives from Australia’s private, public and civil sectors to discuss how businesses, industries and individuals can work together to reach zero emissions in a way that is good for people, the planet and profits.

Reconciling climate and jobs in the Sunshine State: South Pole's inaugural Brisbane Climate Leaders Forum

Reconciling climate and jobs in the Sunshine State: South Pole's inaugural Brisbane Climate Leaders Forum

Queensland is a place of contrasts: natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef are central to a booming tourism industry – yet this is at odds with historically important sectors of agriculture and mining. The Sunshine State faces unique climate challenges. It was against this backdrop that South Pole's CEO & Co-founder, Renat Heuberger, visited for the inaugural Brisbane Climate Leaders Forum.

The Open Innovation Platform

The Open Innovation Platform – A Call for More Sustainable Financial Centres in Europe

A better tomorrow awaits if we succeed in limiting global warming to 1.5°C, yet we are hopelessly off-target in capping rising temperatures, and it’s becoming exceedingly difficult to do so. We know that time is quickly running out, that taking climate action makes financial sense, and that we need to channel trillions to mitigate climate change and accelerate the turn to zero net carbon. So what does this mean for European financial centres and how can they best prepare to the inevitable shift towards green and sustainable finance? The new climate reality is a ‘use it or lose it’ moment for financial centres in Europe. The UN-led Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) wants to make sure it is the former – read on to find out how.

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

From Ambition to Action: How Nature is Helping Companies Fight the Climate Crisis

“The world is waking up and change is coming, whether you like it or not.” With these words, Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg’s passionate call to action for world leaders at the UN Climate Summit captured the world’s attention. Ambitious companies, leading change in the private sector are beginning to be united by a common purpose: to take ambitious climate targets and urgently turn them into concrete action.

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Proyectos de REDD+ para la gobernanza comunitaria y la construcción de paz en Colombia

Penetrar en los espesos y recónditos bosques de Colombia puede ser una tarea tan desafiante como la de reconstruir la paz hoy en un país que ha quedado diezmado por la guerra de tantas décadas. Pero no es imposible.

Carbon Mitigation

La mitigación de carbono es solo una pieza en el rompecabezas

El camino hacia un futuro sostenible no es sencillo. Parece que tan pronto como descubrimos una forma de limpiar la mitad del plástico de los océanos en los próximos cinco años, la deforestación en el Amazonas comienza a aumentar drásticamente. Si bien la voz de los jóvenes hace un llamado enérgico a la acción, los políticos todavía están discutiendo sobre cuán sólida es la ciencia climática.

Wind turbine

Climate Crunch: climate risks and financial materiality

Integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the core of investment strategies and decision-making is becoming a reality. ESG criteria have made their way to institutional investors’ active investment strategies as well as passive strategies, for example in the growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) considering ESG criteria.

Biogas

What is 'Green Gas,' anyway?

Biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas, and responsibly produced gas – these are a few of the terms that folks in the energy sector use regularly and often group together under the ‘green gas’ umbrella. But what are they? Is there a difference between them? And are they all as clean and green as one another? Let’s start with the basics.

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