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 >

Kilifi Community Mangrove Project: hearing from the ground

28 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya, Mangroves

In our first blog post on the new Kilifi Community Mangrove Project we were introduced to the two community groups undertaking the planting of 50,000 mangrove seedlings; Abent and Comensum Mangrove Rehabilitation Groups. We have been speaking to members of the groups about their experiences with the project. Abent We spoke to Lucy and Anthony,… Read the full article >

Seeing is believing

27 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Water is life and connects all aspects of it. Hearing that some villages in Kenya still live without proper access to water sounds unreal but that is the reality of life in several villages in Kilifi County, in the larger coastal region of Kenya. After visiting Kilifi County a few times and learning that majority… Read the full article >

What is Esther Juma’s life like now?

24 July, 2020 | Catherine Ruhiu
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

In Kudho village in the expansive western region of Kenya just as in so many other places in sub-Saharan Africa, people used to struggle every day to get access to safe water for their domestic use. Esther Juma a 46 year’s old mother has lived under these conditions for a long period of time. Each… Read the full article >

From Their Mouths; Safe Water Improves Health

16 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Residents of Rwakimangara village in Tharaka Nithi County in Kenya have lived without access to water for domestic use for years. They depended on a seasonal river where both humans and animals competed for this resource. Co2balance came in and repaired the only borehole in the village to ensure locals can use the borehole for… Read the full article >

Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >

The Pride of a Woman

6 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

The larger population of homes in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to water. Women and girls have to trek barefooted my miles in search of water not minding its quality.  Covering 4 to 5 Kms daily for not just one trip but several is not an easy task.    In Kididima village in Kilifi… Read the full article >

Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway

3 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya, Mangroves

Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale[1]. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >