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Celebrating the registration of CO2balance Group Ltd in Uganda!

15 September, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance have been operating in Uganda as a safe water supply organisation for over 8 years. We currently manage over 800 functioning water points across the country; from districts in the West, across the Northern regions, and in to districts in the East. Together with our in-country team, we have worked hard to establish close… Read the full article >


Successful improved cookstove distribution ongoing in Kayonza District, Rwanda!

12 September, 2022 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, East Africa, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

CO2balance in collaboration with our excellant long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Prosperity, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.


Celebrating the Zambia Safe Water Expansion!

2 September, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Zambia

The returns from carbon offsetting, allow us to have a healthy cashflow that we can re-invest into expanding the projects and maximizing the impact. At CO2balance we are constantly looking for new opportunities that help us achieve that. Now, through the sale of carbon credits from our existing projects, we are delighted to be re-investing… Read the full article >


Electrification and Decarbonisation

1 September, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: Central Africa, Climate Change, Latin America

To mitigate climate change, governments around the world are engaging in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Key in this is the movement away from burning fossil fuels. In 2020, 84.3% of the world’s primary energy consumption came from fossil fuels, and fossil fuel consumption has increased by 44% since 20001. Industries contributing to this… Read the full article >


Celebrating International Youth Day 2022!

12 August, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Intergenerational Solidarity; Creating a World for All Ages As we know, climate change is causing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events. It is affecting every country in every continent. No one is excluded from the impacts of climate change and, therefore, all generations are both victims to this disaster… Read the full article >


A Just Energy Transition and Climate Financing

29 July, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

According to the UN DESA, a just energy transition is defined as “enhancing human well-being, health, and capabilities, increase resilience and drive innovation towards a sustainable society at all levels” (UN DESA, 2021). Therefore, the goal is to not only successfully transition to greener energy but prevent or minimise any injustices along the journey, equity… Read the full article >


Solar Piped Water Systems: the future of rural water provision?

28 July, 2022 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Safe Water

For decades the humble traditional borehole and handpump has been the staple option for rural water supply in much of sub-saharan Africa. Situated in the centre of a single community, these hand pumps can usually only serve around 300-400 people. But in the last 20 years or so, and certainly in the last 10 years,… Read the full article >


LSC takes place in Togo and makes the National Newspaper and TV news!

21 July, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: CO2balance, Sustainable Development Goals, Togo

In May this year we held our first Local Stakeholder Consultation in Togo, for our new Safe Water Project. This project has been given the name ‘Wezou Lim’ meaning ‘Water is Life’ in Ewe, a local language widely spoken across Togo. By the end of 2023 we hope to have rehabilitated around 520 safe water… Read the full article >


Adapting to Water Stress Through Desalination

18 July, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Safe Water

Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >


Zambia Western Province Site Visits and Local Stakeholder Consultation

11 July, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

LOCAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIONOur Western Zambia Safe Water Project recently completed its Local Stakeholder Consultation (LSC) event. The project has already been running for a couple of years, but due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country, the stakeholder event had been delayed and CO2balance had until now not had the opportunity to visit the project, meet… Read the full article >


Vital Mangrove Ecosystems in the Face of Our Climate Crisis

29 June, 2022 | Serena Coccioli
Categories: Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Mangroves, West Africa

Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Less attention is given to their protection compared to tropical rainforests and coral reefs, despite studies showing they experience higher rates of destruction1. This unique ecosystem of plants adapted to the extreme intertidal zone, plays an important role as a carbon sink through the… Read the full article >


The rural water access crisis impacting woman

| Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Togo, West Africa

On our recent fieldtrip to Togo to hold to LSC, we visited with a number of communities in the district of Keve to learn about their water access. We visited on village in particular, which took around 30 minutes to travel to from any significant settlement. Their handpump, located right in the centre of the… Read the full article >


Local Stakeholder Consultation in Burkina Faso

10 June, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Burkina Faso, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

On the 19th of May, a local stakeholder consultation was held in the Nord region of Burkina Faso, where we have initiated a safe water project. These events are of extreme importance to us, as they provide an opportunity for horizontal communication with local stakeholders that may be directly or indirectly influenced by the project,… Read the full article >


Deforestation in Malawi: A Case Study

9 June, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Case Study, Malawi

Whilst on a recent site visit to Malawi, I saw first hand the impacts of fuelwood stress, compounding the need for projects that reduce requirement for fuelwood. Having hiked up Michiru Mountain, through its wooded slopes and montane grasslands, I could see back across Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city. Looking away from the city, villages… Read the full article >


Local Stakeholder Consultation in Gash-Barka Region, Eritrea

31 May, 2022 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Eritrea, Safe Water

On the 23rd of March 2022, a successful Local Stakeholder Consultation took place in Barentu City, Eritrea which marked the launch of a new safe water project in the Bash-Barka region. The project is in partnership with the Irish NGO Vita and aims to rehabilitate more than 100 boreholes in the region, to supply clean… Read the full article >