The climatic extremes of prolonged drought and frequent flooding are major challenges Malawi. A large part of the population relies on agriculture and is prone to be directly affected by the natural environment. One major environmental and economic issue is energy scarcity: In the absence of electricity and alternative fuel sources, trees are commonly used… Read the full article >
World Water Day – What are our project impacts on safe drinking water?
“Water is life”. This is commonly what we hear when working together with communities across the globe, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, in recognition that water is the essential building block for the living world. More than that, it is key to every aspect of human development, from the economy to a child’s education. Today is… Read the full article >
New VCS Issuance – Kenya Cookstoves
CO2Balance successfully issued over 50,000 VERs under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) for its efficient cookstove projects located in the constituencies of Mathira and Eldoret East, and Keiyo District. Six years after the initial distribution of efficient cook stoves in these areas, the projects continue operating well, with 97% of stoves continuing to be used…. Read the full article >
Offsetting Companies = Greener Companies?
A new survey is out at the moment, run by the UNFCCC and the International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance (or ICROA for short), to look into the drivers behind corporates voluntarily offsetting their carbon footprint. Imperial College London are running the survey and I’d recommend that you have your say. For me it is… Read the full article >