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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 >


Human Rights Day

10 December, 2019 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Sustainable Development Goals

Today marks the United Nation’s Human Rights Day. It has been observed since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Keeping with the theme of the day, this post will show how the work we do provides a contribution to achieving various articles of the Declaration. Our Gold Standard carbon projects… Read the full article >


Sailflags: a small UK business choosing to tackle climate change.

9 December, 2019 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Improved Cookstoves

We have many ethical investors who decide to voluntarily offset their emissions as part of their own environmental commitment. One of these ethical investors is SailFlags, a flag manufacturer based in Penzance, Cornwall, who have offset their emissions with us regularly since 2009. Our relations with SailFlags began when they approached us to calculate their… 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 >


Eliminating Violence against Women

26 November, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals

The 25th November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today’, with reported 1 in 3 women and girls experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/). Whilst gender-based violence… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

25 November, 2019 | Chiara Martin
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello there, I am Chiara Martin and I am one of the new Carbon Project Officers joining the Taunton team. I have started working 3 weeks ago and I have already learned a lot about carbon projects. Thank you to the CO2balance team for the warm welcome! I am extremely proud to be part of… Read the full article >


The EAST AFRICA WATER SUMMIT, 2019

24 November, 2019 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: CO2Balance, Conferences, Safe Water

Water remains one of the most valuable resources under the sun as it supports all forms of life. The earth is made up of 75% water bodies and out of these, freshwater accounts for 2.5% of the total global water volume, mostly preserved in glaciers. Water resource has been diminishing with the increase in abstraction… Read the full article >


World Toilet Day! One of the biggest SDG issues

19 November, 2019 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: CO2Balance, CSR Projects

There are many “international days” celebrating different things these days, but those officially observed by the UN raise awareness of significant past events, current global issues and sustainable development initiatives. The motivation of these is to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and to… 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 >


New Starter Welcome!

8 November, 2019 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello reader! I am Jon Windeatt and one of the three new carbon project officers joining the CO2Balance Taunton team. I am excited to hit the ground running and finding my feet in the day to day tasks required by a project officer. CO2Balance’s position as both a carbon project developer and as a carbon… Read the full article >


CO2balance achieve FIRST-EVER Gender Responsive Certification

6 November, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

CO2balance have recently issued the first ever carbon project with Gold Standard “Gender Responsive” Certification! CO2balance worked with the Gold Standard to certify the impacts of the Lango Safe Water Project on SDG 5: Gender Equality, such as reducing time poverty of women and girls, empowering individuals and communities, and reducing exposure to gender-based violence…. Read the full article >


CO2balance visit The Smiling Coast of Africa

10 October, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, The Gambia

In September two of our team travelled to The Gambia for the first steps in establishing a country-wide Safe Water project with the United Purpose Gambian team. We visited rural communities within the west of the country to witness their daily struggle with collecting water and witness the true problems on the ground. When the… Read the full article >