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 Green Deal Series - Part 1: Incorporating the European Green Deal in your Climate Strategy

The Green Deal Series - Part 1: Incorporating the European Green Deal in your Climate Strategy

Christiaan Gevers Deynoot
UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

UK and Ireland – are you ready for the year of climate action?

To help inspire change in your organisation, and stay ahead of the competition, we’ve helpfully rounded-up some of 2020’s leading climate pledges from across the UK, Ireland and further afield.

Toucan

Betting on biodiversity: how financial institutions can invest in the irreplaceable power of nature

A year ago, at the launch of COP26's Private Finance Agenda, David Attenborough called on the finance sector to take the lead on climate action and nature protection. He has since laid out the shocking reduction in wilderness between the 1930s to today in his 2020 Netflix documentary. In parallel, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the link between biodiversity and financial risk ever more clear.

Sendle

Meet two environmental pioneers taking responsibility amid the COVID e-commerce boom

The pandemic has triggered a dramatic e-commerce boom as consumers avoid physical retail locations in favor of online shopping. The World Economic Forum estimates that COVID-19 may have accelerated the shift to e-commerce by five years.

Cookstove project Maasai community

With the world off-track to meet global goals, why are we continuing to delay critical finance for energy access?

A strong recovery from the global pandemic will hinge on reliable energy access, something that most of us in developed countries take for granted. Achieving universal energy access by 2030, as called for by Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), will require significant investment. The IEA estimates USD 45 billion needs to be disbursed each year between 2020 and 2030 if we’re to achieve SDG7 targets.

Renewable energy’s big moment - Q&A with Environmental Finance

Renewable energy’s big moment - Q&A with Environmental Finance

Environmental Finance spoke with Patrick Horka, our Head of Renewable Energy Solutions, about how the ‘big moment’ in renewable energy has arrived much faster than expected

Nature-based solutions

How blueprints can help drive private finance in conservation

Nature-based solutions are here and private money is moving – which is good news for everyone: latest research shows that the global economy is better off with more nature protected.

How businesses can benefit from Viet Nam’s energy transition

How businesses can benefit from Viet Nam’s energy transition

Corporate investments into clean energy are rising. But isn’t relying on 100% green energy a risky business for companies? A new scheme launched by the Vietnamese government can offer businesses a smart way to power their operations with clean energy – while hedging against risk and ensuring long-term affordable electricity.

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

How Asia is responding to the global climate challenge

Climate action in Asia, despite the impacts of COVID-19, is accelerating rapidly as some of the largest emitters in the region set Net Zero targets and businesses follow suit. This is a welcome trend given Asia’s growing number of big multinationals – and the fact that it is home to the supply chains of various global brands. How is the region responding to the climate challenge and what can we expect from 2021?

It all starts with soil: how regenerative agriculture can help curb climate change

It all starts with soil: how regenerative agriculture can help curb climate change

Farming – it accounts for 10% of our annual GHG emissions and can have severe long-term implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and food security. Regenerative agriculture can turn over a new leaf by redesigning the farming system to work together with nature. By purchasing carbon credits from certified regenerative agriculture projects, organisations can address their carbon footprint and provide alternative income streams to farmers implementing soil-enhancing agricultural techniques.

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Are Australian business leaders ready for Net Zero?

Despite COVID-19, corporate climate action in Australia and globally continues apace and, in some cases, is even accelerating. We've rounded up 2020's key commitments to inspire your business to take the next step on your climate journey in 2021.

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