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Climate Change Case Studies Series: Farmer, Rwanda

12 January, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, Rwanda

As we enter the new year, we are continuing to use our platform to share the voices of those on the frontline of climate change. This month, we hear from Gaudance; a 50 year old farmer who lives in rural Rwanda and has seen an array of impacts caused by increasingly severe changes to the… Read the full article >


2021 achievements

21 December, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance

While 2021 has been a challenging year for all of us and has slowed down some of the progress we intended to make, CO2Balance has achieved some fantastic results. We have managed to expand despite the circumstances and would like to share some of our highlights with you through this post. We have successfully expanded… Read the full article >


How Green is Your Christmas Tree?

11 December, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Climate Change

This Christmas, should you get a real or artificial Christmas tree? We look at the environmental impacts of both to answer this age old, ultimate eco conundrum! If, like nearly 80% of Brits, you’ll be putting up a Christmas tree this year, you might find yourself stumped at all the options. How big? Tall or… Read the full article >


Wisdom Stove Kenyan Cookstove Project

6 December, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Uncategorized

Wisdom stoves, one of our cookstove project partners in Kenya, were at a trade show in Kenya last week, Made in Kenya. Wisdom Stove managing director Dan Waithaka describes how their cookstove reduces the amount of fuel used for cooking, helping to curtail deforestation, limiting the pollution people are exposed to when cooking, and lessening… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Field Officer, Sierra Leone

2 December, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, Sierra Leone

This week’s interview for the Climate Change Case Studies Series is with a our NGO partners in Sierra Leone, CODE-SL. One of the field officers, Samuka, shares their views on climate change and how, in Sierra Leone, it can be addressed to ensure a safer future for the next generation. Have you seen any effects… Read the full article >


Don’t COP-out: World Leaders pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

18 November, 2021 | George Syder
Categories: Climate Change, Conferences

With COP26 ending, let’s take a closer look at one of the more landmark announcements: a pledge to end deforestation by 2030. The pledge as written is to work ‘collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation’. In support of this… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Project Manager, Rwandans4Water

| Tor Tennant
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Rwanda, Safe Water

Up next in our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from Francois Xavier Murinda, a Project Manager from Rwandans4Water, who oversees our borehole projects in Rwanda. Rwandans4Water are an NGO providing training and support to communities for efforts in environment, water, sanitation and hygiene.


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, Uganda

12 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

To continue our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from the Senior Environment Officer in Kaliro District, Uganda. CO2balance work closely with government officials throughout safe water projects, from determining which boreholes require rehabilitation to engaging with communities and encouraging them to maintain the functionality of the borehole. To date, CO2balance have rehabilitated 70… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series – sharing the unheard voices

3 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Sierra Leone

This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

26 October, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: CO2Balance, Uncategorized

Hello! I’m Rachel, and the newest recruit to the CO2balance projects team. I bring with me several years of academic research experience in biofuels and chemical applications of CO2 from Imperial College London, as well as field experience of project management in sustainable development. I’m looking forward to marrying this unlikely combination of experience in… Read the full article >


What is COP 26?

25 October, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Climate Change, Conferences

COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It refers to an annual meeting of the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. COP26 is the 26th COP. What is the purpose of COP26? First, most people will have heard of… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring takes place in Lundazi, Zambia

18 October, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, 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 >