In July 2023, we undertook annual monitoring for the first time on our new Rwanda stove project, where we have distributed tens of thousands of improved cookstoves to households in the districts of Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke. This was an opportunity to quantify the impact the Canarumwe stoves have made on the lives of the… Read the full article >
Hello everyone, my name is Charlotte and I have recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer! I’m really excited to get stuck in on the projects I will be working on which include the Uganda Safe Water projects. I studied History at University of Bristol; however, I wasn’t sure what I wanted… Read the full article >
Hello everyone, I’m Leonora (or Leo) and I’m very happy to have recently become a part of CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer! I will be contributing to our projects focussed on safe water and improved cookstove in Ethiopia. I have always been passionate about the natural world and working towards a future which values… Read the full article >
Hello everybody! I’m Lorenzo, and I am excited to join CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer contributing to projects in Burkina Faso, Togo and Guatemala. Just like the company, I am currently completing a relocation to Bristol, where I am going to be based for the foreseeable future. I used to live here many moons… Read the full article >
Hi everyone! I’m Lucy, one of the new Carbon Project Officers joining the co2balance team. I’ll be working on projects in Nigeria and Kenya. I currently live in Plymouth but am very excited about my impending relocation to Bristol. My background includes working for an environmental education charity, The Eden Project, that inspired a career… Read the full article >
The microscale safe water project in Dowa District, Malawi has been successful in addressing SDG5 (achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG6 (clean water and sanitation). In collaboration with our partner Self Help Africa (former United Purpose), this project is contributing to improved access to clean water. Although Malawi is technically… Read the full article >
Hello, everyone! I’m Johanna. I currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, and I’ll be working remotely until I relocate to the new Bristol office. I’m excited to be joining CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer, where my role will involve contributing to projects in Malawi and Eritrea. Before starting my undergraduate studies, I spent a year… Read the full article >
Hi everyone, I’m Zach! I’m very excited to be joining the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I currently live in a little village near Edinburgh, Scotland where I will be working remotely until the Bristol office opens. My background includes a BSc in Geology from the University of Edinburgh which involved an Erasmus… Read the full article >
Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.
September 2023 was a big month for CO2balance as it marked the company’s 20th birthday. It all started back in September 2003, a group of friends planting the company’s first tree at a new woodland called “Bishops Wood” in Devon (UK). Founded by Mark Simpson, who is still the Managing Director, the company has evolved… Read the full article >
The first issuance of carbon credits in the Zambia Western Province Safe Water Project.
In July 2023, we had the pleasure to finally visit our first Latin America Carbon Project – our very transformative Improved Cookstove Project in Guatemala! We are so proud of this project – not only because it’s our first in this region – but because of the incredible work our partners do on the ground…. Read the full article >
CO2Balance has achieved a significant milestone in its Northern Uganda safe water project by issuing carbon credits for the second time. This highlights the project’s ongoing success in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Safe water access is a pressing issue for approximately 8 million Ugandans. Projects like these are vital for the well-being… Read the full article >
Our microscale Project in Manica Province, Mozambique has issued credits for the 3rd time! Indicating success in delivering safe water, with our partners Village Water and WATSAN to rural communities in Mozambique. This project began in 2018, with the rehabilitation of an Afridev pump, as seen below. Rehabilitation of an Afridev pump in 16 de… Read the full article >
With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… Read the full article >