Our Togo Safe Water Project is now well underway, with 82 borehole rehabilitations having been completed to date! Along with each rehabilitation, communities are trained in WASH and borehole maintenance. Our WASH programme in Togo was developed by our in-country partner IADES in collaboration with USAID, MUSA and the Red Cross. This programme is planned… Read the full article >
LSC takes place in Togo and makes the National Newspaper and TV news!
In May this year we held our first Local Stakeholder Consultation in Togo, for our new Safe Water Project. This project has been given the name ‘Wezou Lim’ meaning ‘Water is Life’ in Ewe, a local language widely spoken across Togo. By the end of 2023 we hope to have rehabilitated around 520 safe water… Read the full article >
First Togo Borehole Rehabilitations!
We are very pleased to announce that over the past few weeks the first 2 borehole rehabilitations for our Togo Safe Water Project have been completed, a huge and exciting milestone for this project! Amie and I are currently in Togo representing CO2balance and were able to visit the boreholes shortly after they were rehabilitated… Read the full article >
Annual Monitoring takes place in Lundazi, Zambia
Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >
World Water Day 2021 – valuing water
World Water Day occurs annually on the 22nd March and focuses on the importance of freshwater globally. Coordinated by United Nations-Water, the aim of World Water Day is to celebrate safe water and to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people currently living without access to it. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘water and sanitation… Read the full article >
The Big Energy Saving Week 2021 – how can you cut down and save money?
This week is the Big Energy Saving Week! It’s a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to switch to cheaper energy tariffs, check if they’re eligible for discounts and support, and sharing tips on how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills. Switching tariffs One of the easiest ways… Read the full article >
Understanding carbon offsetting
As the effects of climate change continue to become increasingly evident throughout the world, many of us are considering the ways in which we can reduce our negative impact on the planet. The key to mitigating climate change appears to be to decarbonise our economies and switch to 100% renewable energy, however whilst we work… Read the full article >
Lockdown emissions and the potential for a green recovery
Emission reductions caused by COVID-19 restrictions From early 2020, when lockdowns were enforced to slow the spread of COVID-19, the effects of reduced emissions were witnessed all over the world. News stories of reduced air pollution in China and clear waterways in Venice circulated the internet. One study found that during the peak of global… Read the full article >
Hello! I’m Megan Jones, the new Junior Carbon Project Officer at the Taunton office. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone at CO2balance for giving me such a warm welcome and for making my first few weeks here so enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person when we’re all… Read the full article >