Progress in Malawi

19 September, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

Last week we received confirmation from the Gold Standard that our first 4 micro scale borehole projects in Malawi had been Listed. This is a land mark in what has been a slow moving project but one that carries an enormous amount of potential. The project aims to improve access to clean water in one of the world’s… Read the full article >


Welcome

11 August, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: CO2Balance

Last week we welcomed two new Carbon Projects Officers into the team to help manage the growing portfolio of projects that CO2balance are implementing. Both Antonis and Ethan completed their masters degrees at Edinburgh University and come to us full of knowledge on all things carbon. New members joining the team is always an exciting time… Read the full article >


Boreholes In Malawi

14 July, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

At the end of last week we received an update from our partners, Concern Universal, in Malawi that a total of 62 boreholes have been repaired and are now providing clean water for local communities. This marks a significant milestone in the project to date as it means we can soon submit to the Gold… Read the full article >


Tsalani Bwino

23 June, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi

At short notice I flew out to Malawi last Tuesday and have spent the week here in Lilongwe with our partners Concern Universal. The objective was to identify how we can increase access to carbon finance for organisations in the country. We were kindly invited to a meeting with Irish Aid who are interested in the role carbon… Read the full article >



Safe Water in Malawi with Concern Universal

15 May, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

CO2balance is pleased to announce that it has recently submitted 4 micro scale projects to the Gold Standard Foundation for listing. This marks a milestone in our work to date with Concern Universal in Malawi and lays the foundations for scaling up our partnership further. The projects in question aim to provide safe water to households… Read the full article >


GS1366 Micro Energy PoA Registration

6 May, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

CO2balance is pleased to announce the Registration of its GS1366 Micro Energy Programme of Activities along with the first VPA, GS1388 Isiolo Improved Cookstoves. This PoA has been designed to allow us to implement improved cookstove projects in a number of countries around the world and will hopefully allow small scale producers to scale up… Read the full article >


Boreholes in Malawi

14 April, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

Through its ongoing partnership with Concern Universal, CO2balance has been leveraging carbon finance to improve safe water access in rural Malawi. The innovative project aims to rehabilitate damaged boreholes so that communities no longer have to treat their water through boiling or drink dirty water from unprotected sources. CO2balance then uses the carbon revenues to implement a… Read the full article >


High Flying

11 April, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: CO2Balance

Congratulations to our MD Mark Simpson who has just recently gone past the 5,000 followers mark on twitter! If you would like to get regular updates on our activities as well as insider opinion on the carbon markets you too can follow him on twitter @CarbonDuke



Developing Leaders

26 March, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: CO2Balance

On Tuesday the 25th March we welcomed Dr Ian Williams from CaplorHorizons into the CO2balance office in Taunton to provide leadership training to various members of the organisation. Amongst other things CaplorHorizons aims to inspire sustainability in business and communities as well as delivering training programmes that build remarkable teams. The session covered many areas and there… Read the full article >


5* Luxury Meets 5* Sustainability

28 February, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Kenya

This week I was fortunate enough to be invited to Mara Bushtops, a safari camp located in a private conservancy on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The aim of the visit wasn’t rest and relaxation but to understand the types of environmentally friendly initiatives they have already implemented and discuss ways that… Read the full article >