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Borehole Rehabilitation is Underway in Zambia.

9 September, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

The rehabilitation of broken boreholes is underway in Lundazi District in Eastern Province, Zambia, with to date 8 boreholes having been rehabilitated across the largely rural district. The delivery of safe water to these rural communities is imperative to tackle severe water insecurity for those relying on stagnant hand-dug wells or streams which are polluted… Read the full article >


Climate Action Week 2019!

27 August, 2019 | Ilona
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, Conferences

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the first ever London Climate Action Week 1-8th July organised in partnership with the Mayor of London, Sadiq khan. The week was packed full of events and workshops which showcased London’s enthusiasm and expertise as a global leader in the transition to a net-zero city… Read the full article >


Our New Website Launch!

14 August, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, IT & Web

CO2balance is proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding role as a prominent project developer of high impact carbon projects. We will be continuing posting regularly blogging over on our new platform, available via the new website, www.co2balance.com. Our new website represents what we stand for and our… Read the full article >


What is WASH?

4 July, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water

In 2017 the World Health Organisation estimated that 1 in 3, or 2.3 billion people, are still without sanitation facilities, whilst 844 million people still lack access to safe and clean drinking water. Lack of sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths every year due to diarrhea, concentrated in developing countries. WASH is a collective… Read the full article >


International Day of the Tropics

28 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change

We are ready to celebrate International Day of the Tropics on the 29th June, raising awareness of the diverse challenges that vulnerable nations here face. The Tropics are the geographical regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, which experience little seasonal change in temperature and increasing rain seasonality with distance from the equator. Levels… Read the full article >


Update from Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone

21 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Mozambique on 14th March, devastating everything in its path. With our local partner Village Water, we were in the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes as part of a Safe Water Project within… Read the full article >


Turning the tide in Africa’s 5000-year fight against desertification

17 June, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Climate Change, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Did you know that the Sahara Desert used to be green? The vast expanse of dusty desert and blistering sand was, 9000 years ago, a lush green savannah. This period was known as the ‘Neolithic Subpluvial’, a time of mega-lakes surrounded by grasslands and wildebeest and early human settlements[1]. Then, about 5000 years ago, the… Read the full article >


Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, Uganda

12 June, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >


‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia

| Amie Nevin
Categories: Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita.  As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >


World Environment Day – Air Pollution Awareness

5 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves

Today we are celebrating World Environment Day, an annual event created by the United Nations in 1974 to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since its creation, the event has grown to become a global movement for public outreach for the need of environmental action. Each World Environment Day has a new… Read the full article >


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training in Kaliro, Uganda

31 May, 2019 | co2james
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

In May, CO2balance in-country partner WAACHA conducted WASH training in Kaliro District, Uganda. The purpose of the annual training is to sensitise the communities on important issues such as keeping the area around the borehole clean and storing water correctly. The training takes place every year to reinforce these values. These important visits ensure that… Read the full article >


Eritrea Cookstove Monitoring 2019

10 May, 2019 | Ilona
Categories: Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance and project partner Vita, an Irish NGO, are in the fourth year of conducting monitoring for two cookstove projects in northern Eritrea. The region in which the stoves are based is the Anseba region, named after the Anseba river which passes through the region. Majority of the region is at high altitude with varying… Read the full article >