Local Stakeholder Consultation in Northern Uganda

7 April, 2016 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance intend to develop a series of new borehole projects under the GS1247 Improved Kitchen Regimes Multi-Country PoA in northern Uganda (Alebong, Otuke, Dokolo, Kole and Oyam Districts). As part of this process we are interested in receiving feedback during the early stages of our project design and are inviting any interested parties including international… Read the full article >



CO2balance Issues 4 Ugandan Borehole VPAs under The Gold Standard

3 December, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

Since 2013, CO2balance has been developing a number of borehole rehabilitation projects in Uganda under the Gold Standard voluntary carbon offset scheme. After almost 2 years, we are glad to announce that 4 VPAs in the Lango sub-region (Dokolo, Alebtong and Otuke Districts) have recently issued carbon credits for the first time. This is a… Read the full article >


CO2balance Registers 2nd Gold Standard Borehole Rehabilitation Project in Kaliro District, Uganda-GS3563

18 September, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance are pleased to announce the registration of a second borehole rehabilitation project in Kaliro District (GS3563) under the global micro Programme of Activities (mPoA). Together with the support from the local NGO Women’s alliance and Children Affairs (WAACHA), CO2balance works closely with a range of stakeholders such as district officials, mechanics and community leaders… Read the full article >


Kaliro Safe Water Project Registered

3 September, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Through its innovative global micro Programme of Activities (mPoA), CO2balance are developing projects in some of the most remote and poverty-stricken areas in the world, which have yet to gain access to the benefits of carbon finance. Since 2013, we have listed over 40 new micro-scale VPAs under the Gold Standard Foundation, the majority of… Read the full article >


World Vision Improved Cookstove Projects Registered

23 July, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Since the beginning of 2014 CO2balance has been working in partnership with World Vision on the implementation of two Gold Standard improved cookstove VPAs located in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. GS3079 Wema Improved Cookstoves and GS3080 Mogotio Improved Cookstoves aim to address the environmental, social and economic problems associated with cooking on three stone… Read the full article >


Successful Gold Standard Verification Site Visit- Meru Improved Cookstoves

5 January, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

I recently had the opportunity of joining our team in Kenya to lead the 2nd monitoring period site visit for the Meru improved Cookstove project, one of CO2balance’s six small-scale Gold Standard projects registered in Kenya. Nestled beneath the eastern foothills of Mount Kenya, Meru County is subject to high poverty levels, especially in rural… Read the full article >


World Vision Stove Launch in Wema

23 November, 2014 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

As you may well remember from previous blogs, CO2balance is currently working as a carbon consultant for World Vision  to develop two clean cook stove projects in Wema and Mogotio, Kenya. Over the past 6 months World Vision has been busy engaging with the community, educating them on the benefits of improved cookstoves and collecting feedback on… Read the full article >


Water Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa

26 September, 2014 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Safe Water

Across the globe, around 780 million people lack access to safe water supplies, which equates to approximately one in eight (JMP, 2012). In Africa alone, around one third of the continent’s population are without access to clean water and UNICEF estimates that  over 1.5 million child deaths per year are caused as a result of… Read the full article >


Empowering Women in West Kisumu

5 September, 2014 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

In April 2014, Carbon Zero Kenya (CZK) received funding from the Australian High Commission to implement a women’s cook stove project in West Kisumu, Kenya. Over the last 5 months CZK have been busy laying the foundations of  a cookstove enterprise run by the Umeme Women’s Group. In total, ten members of group have been  trained to… Read the full article >


Umeme Women’s Group Jiko Enterprise-Opening Day

4 July, 2014 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

As you may already know from previous blogs, over the last few months Carbon Zero Kenya have been busy implementing the Umeme Women’s Improved Cookstove project in West Kisumu. The 19th June marked an important landmark in the project lifecycle; the grand opening of the Umeme Women’s Cookstove Enterprise. Wycliffe Odumo, our regional coordinator based… Read the full article >