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Jeffrey Castellas, South Pole’s Sourcing Manager, talks through the opportunities in the Australian market to unlock nature-based carbon projects at scale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10% aller Treibhausgasemissionen kommen aus unseren landwirtschaftlichen Tätigkeiten. Die Langzeitfolgen einer nicht nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft reichen von Biodiversitätsverlust bis hin zu Gefahren für die Ernährungssicherheit.
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.
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.