New Borehole Projects in Sierra Leone

10 February, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

Co2balance is launching new Gold Standard Micro-Scale Borehole Projects in Sierra Leone with the first boreholes being rehabilitated in Bombali District in the northern part of the country. Co2balance has arranged a meeting with local stakeholders in which we seek their opinion on the project’s design and social and environmental impacts; we believe this is… Read the full article >


Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Conference

4 February, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Conferences, Improved Cookstoves

Part of the co2balance team spent today attending the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuel Conference in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance’s goal is to catalyze the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by households through a market-based approach that will achieve the following objectives: Reduce household… Read the full article >



Plans progressing in West Kisumu

31 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

co2balance’s improved cook stove project in West Kisumu, Kenya has recently seen exciting progress as plans to introduce the new artisanal stove start to move forward! The locally produced stove will soon be available to purchase at a highly subsidised cost thanks to carbon finance. With a workshop space secured, we look forward to our… Read the full article >


Case study from Cameroon

30 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Cameroon, Improved Cookstoves

In the previous post on Cameroon we wrote about the successful stakeholder meeting and the promising partnership co2balance launched with a local NGO, ACREST on improved cookstoves. ACREST has been successfully producing and selling the stoves in the past years and now thanks to co2balance subsidy channelled through the carbon market, the stoves are available… Read the full article >



ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – How could we help?

23 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: CO2Balance

co2balance has been awarded it’s re accreditation certificate from the United Kingdom Accreditation Council, substantiating that its Environmental Management System delivers best practice standards and fulfills legislative requirements. The BS EN ISO 14001:2004 is an internationally accepted standard outlining how businesses should put an effective environmental management system in place. Its purpose is to help… Read the full article >


His Excellency welcomes CO2balance Project

21 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: CO2Balance, Rwanda

                     Suzanne and Ellie from co2balance, along with our Climate Corporation partner, have recently had the pleasure to meet the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the UK. At a recent meeting in London, co2balance shared their experiences in Rwanda and the details of our latest project, and received a great response! As… Read the full article >


Jambo!

| CO2balance
Categories: Kenya

Having been in Nairobi for about a week now I can safely say that the weather here is much nicer than back in the UK, but I’m not here to get a winter suntan! The main aim of my trip is to interview and select someone for the role of Project Development Coordinator to be… Read the full article >


Successful project launch in Cameroon

17 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Cameroon, Improved Cookstoves

“Parfait”, “Très bien“, “Succès total “– these are just some of the participant feedbacks on our stakeholder meeting held last week in Bangang, Cameroon. The meeting marked the launching of the ‘Western Cameroon Improved Cookstove Project’ in partnership with a local NGO, ACREST and was attended by more than 150 national and international stakeholders. During… Read the full article >


co2balance arrives for project stakeholder meeting in Bangang, Cameroon

6 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Cameroon, Improved Cookstoves

Eszter Hegyi from co2balance has arrived in Bangang, Cameroon to conduct the local stakeholder consultation alongside our project partner ACREST on the 7th Jan 2014.  The meeting will be held in ACREST’s headquarters, in a lush jungle location powered by a water wheel – redefining the meaning of green! The ‘West Cameroon Improved Cookstoves Project’… Read the full article >


New Year, New Faces

3 January, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: CO2Balance, Rwanda

The new year not only brings new stoves to families in Rwanda but also a new colleague into our Nairobi office. The deadline for applications closed on the 1st of January 2014 and the level of applications has been very high. Keep following to see who will be unveiled as our new Project Development Coordinator…..