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Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Uganda, World Days

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform to break the stigma on the subject of menstruation, break negative norms and promote good menstrual hygiene management for all women and girls. Millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential, limited by poor menstrual hygiene from a lack of education,… Read the full article >


Coronavirus in Africa

15 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Safe Water

It is clear from the rapid increase in cases across Africa this last month that the virus now appears to be spreading away from capital cities across the continent. The WHO warn Africa will become the next epicentre for Coronavirus, with new modelling showing a quarter of a billion people being infected during the first… Read the full article >


Fighting COVID-19: Tippy Taps for handwashing in Mozambique and Zambia

6 May, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ is the theme of this year’s Global Hand Hygiene Day 2020. Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene: handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections…. Read the full article >


Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts

1 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >


Helping prevent the spread of COVID-19

24 April, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, Kenya, Safe Water, The Gambia

COVID-19 has hit the world with a force that has upturned lives and devastatingly, is continuing to claim lives. This invisible killer has hit the entire globe, first with Asia, Europe, the USA and now Africa. The communities across the countries we operate in are highly vulnerable and susceptible to the virus given the large… Read the full article >


Earth Day 2020

22 April, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance

22 April 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day, a movement which began in the USA as a unified response to an environment hurtling towards irreparable damage. The past year has seen Climate Change arguably entering the media mainstream for the first time. Activists like Greta Thunberg have provided a focal point behind which people… Read the full article >


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

2 April, 2020 | co2james
Categories: Case Study, 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 >