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Uganda 2024 project trip: auditing boreholes and visiting rhinos!

4 June, 2024 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

At the start of May 2024, two of our CO2balance UK team made a visit to Uganda for the annual project site visit. With over 1000 boreholes having now been rehabilitated across our 5 Uganda projects, it is essential for the UK team to undertake physical audits to assess the status of the boreholes on… Read the full article >


Navigating the Paris Agreement: A Closer Look at Articles 6.2 and 6.4 in the run-up to COP29  

28 May, 2024 | Nathaniel Attenborough
Categories: Article 6, Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences

In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, countries agreed to a landmark agreement aiming to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Within the accord, known as the Paris Agreement, are various mechanisms designed to facilitate international cooperation in combating climate change. Among these, Articles 6.2 and 6.4 hold particular significance within the… Read the full article >


CO2balance’s first safe water project celebrates 10 year anniversary!

13 May, 2024 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: CO2balance, East Africa, Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance’s first water project in Uganda celebrates 10 years of providing safe water to communities.


Reflections from Innovation Zero

3 May, 2024 | Alice Flynn
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Conferences

By Rachel Brooks This week, Tom and I had the refreshing opportunity to get out and about and rub shoulders with many of our colleagues from across the sector at the inaugural InnovationZero conference in London Olympia. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us over the course of the event, and to all… Read the full article >


Protected springs technology provides environmental relief in Ethiopia

25 April, 2024 | Anna Self
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Ethiopia, Safe Water

More than 2 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water and roughly half of the world’s population is experiencing severe water scarcity for at least part of the year. Waterborne diseases and increasing deforestation (for timber needed to boil unsafe water) are development concerns in many countries. Natural springs are… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

19 April, 2024 | David Warnes
Categories: CO2balance

Hello! My name is David and I’m excited to be joining CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’ll be working on Safe Water projects in eastern Zambia and Burkina Faso, and on cookstove projects in Guatemala. During my undergraduate Geography degree at Newcastle University I was particularly focused on physical climate change science, such as… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

| Anna Self
Categories: CO2balance

Hi! I’m Anna, I started at CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer in April. I’ll be working on the Vita Ethiopia project with Matt, Zach, and Rebecca. I’m looking forward to working with the whole Vita team in Ireland and Ethiopia. My background is in the non-profit international development sector as well as in humanitarianism,… Read the full article >


85,500 stoves distributed in Rwanda – how this achievement has impacted individual families

18 April, 2024 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

In December 2023, CO2balance hit the end of distribution in our Rwanda improved cookstoves project and achieved the milestone of providing 85,500 Canarumwe cookstoves to households in the Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts. This is a huge achievement for both the CO2balance team and our partner organisation, Rwanda for Peace and Progress (RPP). A big… Read the full article >


IMPACTS OF SAFE WATER: A Focus on Ireen Chibangula

18 March, 2024 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Safe Water, Zambia

Ireen Chibangula, living in Zambia’s Central Province, works as a seasonal farmer, growing maize, groundnuts and soybean, which she also sells for an income. The rehabilitated handpump, has improved her family’s health as well as reduced time spent collecting water and firewood. Old Waterpoint of the village “Before our community borehole got rehabilitated, we would… Read the full article >


Co2balance makes ‘happy’ December site visit to Togo 

2 February, 2024 | Prince Teye
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Togo, West Africa

Two months ago, Co2balance made a trip to Togo for a Safe Water project site visit, our first since borehole rehabilitations began on the field.  


Measuring impacts in Burkina Faso!

26 January, 2024 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… Read the full article >


Our NbS Journey: Introducing the Northern Nigeria Community-Based Forestry Project

11 January, 2024 | Menelisi Falayi
Categories: Case Study, West Africa

Located in Northern Nigeria, our NbS project will adopt a Community-Based Forestry (CBF) approach. The CBF project aims to contribute to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) through implementing sustainable forest management practices and proactive engagement with local communities.  To achieve this goal, CO2 Balance and City Ministries have entered into a collaborative… Read the full article >


COP28 Round-Up: Lack of progress on Article 6 could create a valuable opportunity for the Voluntary Carbon Market

19 December, 2023 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences

Overarching every Conference of the Parties (COP) since the 2015 Paris Agreement is the agreement to limit an increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Scientists say that to limit warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century Greenhouse Gas emissions would need to peak by 2025 and see a 43%… Read the full article >


New Gold Standard Issuance in Guatemala!

12 December, 2023 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Latin America

CO2Balance has achieved an important milestone in Guatemala: its Improved Cookstove Project was successfully verified by Gold Standard, certifying that 20,171 tonnes of CO2e have been avoided, and resulting in the issuance of an equivalent number of credits on the Voluntary Carbon Market! Together with our partner Estufas Chispa, CO2Balance has overseen the deployment of… Read the full article >


Safe water for people and Rhinos – our partnership with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary!

11 December, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

At CO2balance, our Central and Western safe water project has rehabilitated 41 boreholes in the Nakasongola and Masindi districts of Uganda. Alongside the usual contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals we make, for this project we also partner with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, who work to protect and preserve the endangered white rhino! In the… Read the full article >