Kilifi Community Mangrove Project: hearing from the ground

28 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya

In our first blog post on the new Kilifi Community Mangrove Project we were introduced to the two community groups undertaking the planting of 50,000 mangrove seedlings; Abent and Comensum Mangrove Rehabilitation Groups. We have been speaking to members of the groups about their experiences with the project. Abent We spoke to Lucy and Anthony,… Read the full article >


Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway

3 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya

Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale[1]. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >


Earth Day 2020

22 April, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance

22 April 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day, a movement which began in the USA as a unified response to an environment hurtling towards irreparable damage. The past year has seen Climate Change arguably entering the media mainstream for the first time. Activists like Greta Thunberg have provided a focal point behind which people… Read the full article >



Happy New Year! A look back at 2019

10 January, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

The past year at CO2balance has been a year of growth and success. In this blog, we will take a look back at some of the key outputs we have achieved. You can also take a look at all of our projects here. Projects CO2balance became the first project developer to achieve full Gold Standard… Read the full article >



Netflix: Analysing the UK’s Habit

2 December, 2019 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

Netflix is a big deal. How big? Well, according to this article there were roughly 9.8 million UK subscribers in 2018. That leads to an impressive amount of streaming occurring every day within the UK, but have you ever considered the environmental impact of our on-demand habit? CO2balance decided to take a look and the… Read the full article >


An Introduction

14 November, 2019 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi everyone, I’m Thomas and I am one of the new Carbon Projects Officers joining CO2balance in Taunton. I’m looking forward to getting to know the team and to start my career in international development and carbon offset project management. I recently graduated from Loughborough University, where I studied Geography with Economics. I have a… Read the full article >