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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 >


The big players: What are they doing to reduce emissions?

27 August, 2020 | Emily Kellett
Categories: Climate Change

The Paris Agreement has been a vital milestone set across nations to strengthen plans to fight climate change. With COP26 fast approaching, the UN has said action in 2020 is crucial to avert runaway global warming. So… what are the big industry players doing to reduce their carbon footprint? Apple: In July 2020, they became… Read the full article >


COVID 19 – The Eye Opener

22 August, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: COVID-19, Kenya, Safe Water

There are many people in the world who live in abject poverty, they struggle to get the very basic needs of life but even so none of these people no matter how poor they are can afford to live without water. Because water is life. Water is so essential for many needs i.e. drinking, sanitation,… Read the full article >


Lockdown emissions and the potential for a green recovery

21 August, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: Climate Change, COVID-19

Emission reductions caused by COVID-19 restrictions From early 2020, when lockdowns were enforced to slow the spread of COVID-19, the effects of reduced emissions were witnessed all over the world. News stories of reduced air pollution in China and clear waterways in Venice circulated the internet. One study found that during the peak of global… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

19 August, 2020 | Emily Kellett
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi everyone! I’m Emily and I have recently joined CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer in Taunton. I am extremely excited to be part of such a lovely team and very thankful for the opportunity in these crazy times! I am delighted to join a company that not only develops impactful climate mitigation projects on… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

30 July, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello! I’m Megan Jones, the new Junior Carbon Project Officer at the Taunton office. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone at CO2balance for giving me such a warm welcome and for making my first few weeks here so enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person when we’re all… Read the full article >