CO2balance in Sierra Leone

18 April, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

CO2balance has been exploring the options for launching projects in Sierra Leone for a long time. Following on from extensive nationwide feasibility studies, we finally decided recently to launch an initial borehole rehabilitation and maintenance programme in partnership with the NGO CODE-SL. Having lived in Sierra Leone back in 2016 and been captivated by the… Read the full article >


Celebrating Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

International Women’s Day 2019 comes at a very exciting time for CO2balance. Over the past couple of years, we have been working towards registering our borehole projects in Lango sub-region in Uganda under the Gold Standard’s Gender Equality methodology. The projects have now completed the process of registration under this methodology, making them the first… Read the full article >


Updates from Rwanda

3 October, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: CSR Projects, Rwanda

In September I had the chance to travel to Rwanda to spend time with our partners and visit the communities benefitting from our projects. Having made a brief previous visit to Rwanda, this was a great opportunity to spend more quality time with the team at FAPDR, who implement the improved cookstove projects, and Rwandans4Water… Read the full article >


A New Beginning in Zimbabwe

10 May, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Safe Water, Zimbabwe

Since Summer 2017, CO2balance has been exploring the possibility of starting a programme of borehole rehabilitation and maintenance in Zimbabwe. Almost a year after this research began, the idea is finally coming to fruition, with a partnership having been struck up with Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP). DOMCCP is an experienced local NGO… Read the full article >


Promoting Gender Equality in Uganda

18 January, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

Projects under the Gold Standard, the principle body through which we verify carbon credits at CO2balance, are currently undergoing transition to a new methodology, Gold Standard for the Global Goals. Projects making this transition will be required to demonstrate the impacts they are having towards achieving some of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…. Read the full article >


CSR Project in Rwanda – Update on Impacts

29 November, 2017 | Thomas Urry
Categories: CSR Projects, Rwanda

In 2017, CO2balance has been building on its successful carbon offset projects in Rwanda by conducting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. Building on CO2balance’s work to provide communities with clean water in Gatsibo district, the CSR project has ensured that 4 primary schools have the facilities to make the best possible use of their… Read the full article >


Toshiba CarbonZero Scheme: Towards the SDGs in Kenya and Uganda

11 September, 2017 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals

2017 has been a historic year so far in the Toshiba CarbonZero scheme, which is based on a partnership between CO2balance and Toshiba TEC going back to 2009. Through this scheme, Toshiba TEC offsets the emissions caused by producing and distributing Multi-Function Printers. It does so by purchasing credits generated through CO2balance’s projects to promote… Read the full article >



Toshiba and CO2balance – Partners for Sustainable Development

20 January, 2017 | Thomas Urry
Categories: CO2Balance, Improved Cookstoves, Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2009, Toshiba TEC, a global leader in manufacturing printers and other electronic devices, has been partnering with CO2balance to deliver the Carbon Zero Scheme. Through this scheme, the company offsets the CO2 emissions caused by its production and distribution of Multi-Function Printers by supporting rural communities in Kenya to access fuel-efficient cookstoves and repairing… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

11 November, 2016 | Thomas Urry
Categories: CO2Balance

Let me introduce myself, I’m Tom and I have just joined the co2balance team as Carbon Projects Officer. I am passionate about international development and environmental issues and I’m delighted to have joined a company doing such outstanding work to combat climate change and improve livelihoods in rural communities throughout Africa and beyond. I have… Read the full article >