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IMPACTS OF SAFE WATER: A Focus on Ireen Chibangula

18 March, 2024 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Safe Water, Zambia

Ireen Chibangula, living in Zambia’s Central Province, works as a seasonal farmer, growing maize, groundnuts and soybean, which she also sells for an income. The rehabilitated handpump, has improved her family’s health as well as reduced time spent collecting water and firewood. Old Waterpoint of the village “Before our community borehole got rehabilitated, we would… Read the full article >


Co2balance makes ‘happy’ December site visit to Togo 

2 February, 2024 | Prince Teye
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Togo, West Africa

Two months ago, Co2balance made a trip to Togo for a Safe Water project site visit, our first since borehole rehabilitations began on the field.  


Measuring impacts in Burkina Faso!

26 January, 2024 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… Read the full article >


Our NbS Journey: Introducing the Northern Nigeria Community-Based Forestry Project

11 January, 2024 | Menelisi Falayi
Categories: Case Study, West Africa

Located in Northern Nigeria, our NbS project will adopt a Community-Based Forestry (CBF) approach. The CBF project aims to contribute to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) through implementing sustainable forest management practices and proactive engagement with local communities.  To achieve this goal, CO2 Balance and City Ministries have entered into a collaborative… Read the full article >


COP28 Round-Up: Lack of progress on Article 6 could create a valuable opportunity for the Voluntary Carbon Market

19 December, 2023 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences

Overarching every Conference of the Parties (COP) since the 2015 Paris Agreement is the agreement to limit an increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Scientists say that to limit warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century Greenhouse Gas emissions would need to peak by 2025 and see a 43%… Read the full article >


New Gold Standard Issuance in Guatemala!

12 December, 2023 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Latin America

CO2Balance has achieved an important milestone in Guatemala: its Improved Cookstove Project was successfully verified by Gold Standard, certifying that 20,171 tonnes of CO2e have been avoided, and resulting in the issuance of an equivalent number of credits on the Voluntary Carbon Market! Together with our partner Estufas Chispa, CO2Balance has overseen the deployment of… Read the full article >


Safe water for people and Rhinos – our partnership with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary!

11 December, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

At CO2balance, our Central and Western safe water project has rehabilitated 41 boreholes in the Nakasongola and Masindi districts of Uganda. Alongside the usual contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals we make, for this project we also partner with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, who work to protect and preserve the endangered white rhino! In the… Read the full article >


Quantifying impacts – annual monitoring takes place in Rwanda!

22 November, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

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 >


Introducing myself…

21 November, 2023 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: CO2balance

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 >


Introducing Myself…

| Leonora Fisher
Categories: CO2balance

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 >


Introducing Myself…

20 November, 2023 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: CO2balance

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 >


Introducing Myself…

| Lucy Dennis
Categories: CO2balance

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 >


Carbon Credits for Change: Dowa Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Malawi.

16 November, 2023 | Johanna Grosssteinbeck
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

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 >


Introducing Myself…

27 October, 2023 | Johanna Grosssteinbeck
Categories: CO2balance

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 >


Introducing Myself…

23 October, 2023 | Zach Clarke
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance

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 >