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International Day of Eliminating Violence against Women – 2020

27 November, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

This week saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November. 2020 has been a year where much developmental progress has halted, with people confined to their homes to protect them from contracting the virus. This has meant that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly violence,… Read the full article >


World Toilet Day 2020

19 November, 2020 | Tor Tennant
Categories: CSR Projects, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2019)1. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.


Understanding carbon offsetting

18 November, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance

As the effects of climate change continue to become increasingly evident throughout the world, many of us are considering the ways in which we can reduce our negative impact on the planet.  The key to mitigating climate change appears to be to decarbonise our economies and switch to 100% renewable energy, however whilst we work… Read the full article >


NCP_Rwandans4Water CSR Project 2020

12 November, 2020 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Rwanda

Natural Capital Partners have partnered with CO2balance and Rwandans4Water to deliver a series of school-based CSR projects in the Gatsibo District of Rwanda. Over the past few months, our project partners have started work in four schools within the Gatsibo district. These schools are Groupe Scolaire Rwankuba, Groupe Scolaire Matunguru, Matare Primary School, Gakiri Primary… Read the full article >


How to reduce your carbon footprint even when working from home

1 November, 2020 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Uncategorized

With the work commute on hold, we are now driving less, taking less public transport and even slurping our way through less disposable coffee cups. Whilst this may create a personal dip in producing significantly less carbon emissions, your working from home shift may not be as environmentally friendly as you may have imagined.. Here… Read the full article >


COP26

20 October, 2020 | Emily Kellett
Categories: Climate Change

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on the 1st – 12th of November 2021, after being delayed 12 months due to the COVID pandemic. However, the pandemic may have actually had one positive outcome. It has demonstrated the urgency… Read the full article >


A CO2balance-United Purpose Partnership within The Gambia

2 October, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, The Gambia

CO2balance is an ethical carbon project developer. UP has been working with them since 2013 to realise carbon finance. Carbon finance is an innovative business-based way to generate funds for clean water supplies. We have shown it can provide sufficient revenue to maintain rural water points in working order for at least five years. This… Read the full article >


A Mozambique Milestone – the 500,000th person with safe water, toilets and good hygiene knowledge!

21 September, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Our partners in Mozambique Village Water and WATSAN have recently celebrated reaching their 500,000th person with water, sanitation and hygiene facilities through their interventions. This landmarks represents half a million people living with safe water, toilets and good information on good hygiene practices. We were delighted to hear our Safe Water project within the eastern… Read the full article >


A new Milestone for our Safe Water Projects in Mozambique and Zambia

18 September, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

We have recently hit a big milestone here at CO2balance: we have now rehabilitated the first half batch of boreholes planned in our safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia, respectively rehabbing 400 and 100 boreholes and providing safe water to about 250,000 people. 2020 has of course been a very challenging year up until… Read the full article >


A Gambian Case Study

11 September, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, The Gambia

Fanta Kinteh, who lives with her 4 children in Brikama Ba (Central River Region), has expressed how the repair of the well in her village has restored and improved her family’s access to safe water: “We used to travel 700 meters to the nearest village to fetch water. This has taken most of my time,… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

8 September, 2020 | Matthew Pike
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello all! My name is Matthew and I’m one of the latest recruits to join CO2balance- joining as a Carbon Project Officer. I join the team having studied and worked in different roles in the UK, Sweden and Brazil. My background is very much in the environmental and sustainable development landscape, although my most recent… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

3 September, 2020 | Tor Tennant
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi there! My name is Tor and I am a new addition to the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I have been here for a little over three weeks now and am already loving the team and complexities of the role! I really appreciate the warm welcome, especially considering the unusual circumstances we… Read the full article >