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!

The Toyola Cookstove project in Ghana

Net Zero Emissions: Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality

Renat Heuberger
Message from Renat, South Pole CEO: Now is the time to invest in a green economy!

Message from Renat, South Pole CEO: Now is the time to invest in a green economy!

This crisis should by no means slow down climate action. On the contrary, if not now, then when is the right moment to invest in a greener, more just and climate resilient economy?

5 Rules for taking a Strategic Approach to CDP

5 Rules for taking a Strategic Approach to CDP

Some 10,000 companies globally are set to embark on this year’s climate change, water and forests questionnaires from CDP. Each year, as stakeholder demands grow and the climate crisis deepens, organisations are required to develop evermore comprehensive disclosures on how this critical business risk is being managed. But is your company getting the most out of the time and resources it invests in its annual submissions?

Airline Carbon Credit

Why Airlines Need Carbon Credits

Airlines are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Barring a technological shift to electric planes, airlines will continue to burn jet fuel for the foreseeable future, making up something on the order of 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Improved operational efficiencies and the introduction of advanced biofuels will reduce emissions, but at the end of the day, carbon credits will continue to be needed to mitigate their overall effect on our global climate.

The Three Cs of Climate Leadership, Tea Bag Gate and How Plastic Is The Gateway Drug to Carbon

The Three Cs of Climate Leadership, Tea Bag Gate and How Plastic Is The Gateway Drug to Carbon

Time is running out. Climate scientists have put us on notice: our actions over the next 10 years will decide where humanity lives for the rest of its existence. We need government, business and individuals to participate and accelerate climate action. Against the backdrop of the UK’s net zero target, our 3 climate leaders from Landsec, M&G Investments and ETL shared the secrets to their success.

Climate toolbox: Offsets are one element of corporate climate action

Climate toolbox: Offsets are one element of corporate climate action

At current pace we’re going this means we have a window of just over 8 years left until this carbon budget is used up. Going beyond this temperature increase would likely cause an immense rise in unpredictable risks.

PRECS Project

Q&A: What are Peace-RECs?

We spoke with Sherwin Das, co-founder of Energy Peace Partners to shine a light on P-RECs - Renewable Energy Credits from peace building projects.

Alexa Portier of itmustbeNOW at the September Climate Strike

Walking the Talk: Spotlight on Alexa Poortier, Founder of itmustbeNOW

In 2017, Alexa Poortier founded itmustbeNOW.com, an online platform connects sustainably-minded properties and companies in the travel and tourism sector to foster more mindful travel. We recently spoke to Alexa about her greatest sources of inspiration, motivations behind founding itmustbeNOW – and why we must listen to younger generations!

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.

New York Climate Week 2019

New York Climate Week: who will follow through?

“Gradually, then suddenly." This quote from Ernest Hemingway's book The Sun Also Rises could be one of the best insights into how change occurs. Will this also be true of climate action?

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.

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