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Safe Water Project Implementation in Kono and Kenema Districts, Sierra Leone

2 April, 2020 | co2james
Categories: Climate Change, Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance began exploring the feasibility of a safe water project in Sierra Leone in 2018. We have partnered with local NGO ‘Community Organisation for Development and Empowerment – Sierra Leone’ (CODE-SL), based in Bo, who are experienced in delivering high-impact WASH and development projects in the Eastern Province. The CO2balance Safe Water Projects is the… Read the full article >


World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

20 March, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water

Sunday 22nd of March is World Water Day and, this year, the theme is water and climate change. We are all aware how climate change manifests itself through changes in the water cycle: droughts, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise are all altered or intensified by it. Water is fundamental for human survival, inextricably… Read the full article >


World Wildlife Day, Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day 2020

3 March, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

Today marks the celebration of the UN’s World Wildlife Day alongside Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day. The 2020 theme for World Wildlife Day is “Sustaining all life on Earth”. Taking inspiration from World Wildlife Day, Africa Environment Day was established by the Organisation of African Unity in 2002 as a way of raising… Read the full article >


Is climate change the culprit for Australia’s bushfires?

31 January, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change

Australia has been burning since September 2019. The country has always experienced a ‘fire season’, but this year is fighting the worst bush fires in decades. Every state and territory in Australia have experienced fires this summer, with the biggest fires along the southern and eastern coasts, including the hubs of Sydney and Adelaide. The… Read the full article >


Celebrating the second International Day of Education

24 January, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: CO2Balance

Today, the 24th January 2020 is the Second International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the role of Education for bringing global Peace and Sustainable Development. According to UIS data for the school year ending in 2018, about 258 million children and youth aged 6-17 are out of school: about one-sixth of… Read the full article >


A look to the year ahead for climate change and CO2Balance

20 January, 2020 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects

2019 was a busy year for climate change awareness and action; the emergence of the youth climate movement, climate activism and greater concern about the impacts amongst the global population. A recent poll by Ipsos MORI found that 85% of UK citizens are concerned about climate change. Here at CO2Balance, our position as a Carbon… Read the full article >


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 >