It is clear from the rapid increase in cases across Africa this last month that the virus now appears to be spreading away from capital cities across the continent. The WHO warn Africa will become the next epicentre for Coronavirus, with new modelling showing a quarter of a billion people being infected during the first… Read the full article >
Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts
There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >
Helping prevent the spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 has hit the world with a force that has upturned lives and devastatingly, is continuing to claim lives. This invisible killer has hit the entire globe, first with Asia, Europe, the USA and now Africa. The communities across the countries we operate in are highly vulnerable and susceptible to the virus given the large… Read the full article >
Is climate change the culprit for Australia’s bushfires?
Australia has been burning since September 2019. The country has always experienced a ‘fire season’, but this year is fighting the worst bush fires in decades. Every state and territory in Australia have experienced fires this summer, with the biggest fires along the southern and eastern coasts, including the hubs of Sydney and Adelaide. The… Read the full article >
Eliminating Violence against Women
The 25th November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today’, with reported 1 in 3 women and girls experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/). Whilst gender-based violence… Read the full article >
CO2balance visit The Smiling Coast of Africa
In September two of our team travelled to The Gambia for the first steps in establishing a country-wide Safe Water project with the United Purpose Gambian team. We visited rural communities within the west of the country to witness their daily struggle with collecting water and witness the true problems on the ground. When the… Read the full article >
Borehole Rehabilitation is Underway in Zambia.
The rehabilitation of broken boreholes is underway in Lundazi District in Eastern Province, Zambia, with to date 8 boreholes having been rehabilitated across the largely rural district. The delivery of safe water to these rural communities is imperative to tackle severe water insecurity for those relying on stagnant hand-dug wells or streams which are polluted… Read the full article >
Our New Website Launch!
CO2balance is proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding role as a prominent project developer of high impact carbon projects. We will be continuing posting regularly blogging over on our new platform, available via the new website, www.co2balance.com. Our new website represents what we stand for and our… Read the full article >
What is WASH?
In 2017 the World Health Organisation estimated that 1 in 3, or 2.3 billion people, are still without sanitation facilities, whilst 844 million people still lack access to safe and clean drinking water. Lack of sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths every year due to diarrhea, concentrated in developing countries. WASH is a collective… Read the full article >
International Day of the Tropics
We are ready to celebrate International Day of the Tropics on the 29th June, raising awareness of the diverse challenges that vulnerable nations here face. The Tropics are the geographical regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, which experience little seasonal change in temperature and increasing rain seasonality with distance from the equator. Levels… Read the full article >
Update from Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone
Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Mozambique on 14th March, devastating everything in its path. With our local partner Village Water, we were in the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes as part of a Safe Water Project within… Read the full article >
‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia
CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita. As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >
World Environment Day – Air Pollution Awareness
Today we are celebrating World Environment Day, an annual event created by the United Nations in 1974 to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since its creation, the event has grown to become a global movement for public outreach for the need of environmental action. Each World Environment Day has a new… Read the full article >
Leave No One Behind – World Water Day!
Today is World Water Day! This years focus for tackling the global water crisis is addressing why so many people are being left behind in the plight to ensure equitable access to safe water for all. ‘Whoever you are, wherever you are,water is your human right’.www.worldwaterday.org In 2010 the UN recognised access to clean drinking… Read the full article >
Catastrophic Cyclone Idai
Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Biera, Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. Winds were reported to have exceeded 177km/h (106mph), leaving a trail of devastation as it moved inland. In its wake, Idai devastated critical infrastructure in the… Read the full article >