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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 >


Impacting lives through Safe Water in Kenya; Kilifi County

2 October, 2019 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

With an approximated of about 50 million people, 41 percent of Kenyans still rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, while 59 percent of Kenyans use unimproved sanitation solutions. These challenges are especially evident in the rural areas and the urban slums. Due to this acute access to safe water challenge many development organizations for years have sunk many boreholes in… Read the full article >


CO2balance Keeping its ears on the Ground in Kenya

26 September, 2019 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

In any project implementation it is important from the onset to engage the local community to understand their interests, beliefs, social networks etc. For any organization to implement a project well it requires to put its ears on the ground to listen to stakeholders and thus gather enough knowledge about local context and the local… Read the full article >


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 >