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New project in Burkina Faso!

10 March, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce we have started a new water project in Burkina Faso! Together with our in country partner, Transform Burkina, we will be rehabilitating around 520 water points over the next 5 years, providing safe water to rural communities. These communities, currently have no other clean water source, and rely on open… Read the full article >


Mobile Monitoring in Sierra Leone

28 February, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

Over the last few weeks, annual monitoring has been taking place in Sierra Leone by our partners CODE-SL. These surveys help provide evidence for the calculation of carbon credits, and to ensure the project is delivering its SDG targets. This year, Sierra Leone has been conducting annual monitoring using the KoBo Collect app. This smartphone… Read the full article >


Western Zambia Borehole Project Update

25 February, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Uncategorized

We are delighted to share the news that we have succesffuly Design Certified and registered our Western Zambia Project which now helps deliver thousands of litres of safe water to communities and also begins generating carbon credits. To date, thanks to the great work of our partners Village Water, the project has already successfully rehabilitated… Read the full article >


The importance of HAP: household air pollution

9 February, 2022 | Maria
Categories: CO2balance, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves, Uncategorized

Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels and kerosene over open fires and inefficient stoves contributes up to 4 million deaths per year, mostly in low and middle income countries. Over 60% of these deaths occur in just two regions: sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This is partially because the proportion of… Read the full article >


Centring Women in Clean Cooking Projects is Key to Success – A Case study from Kenya

31 January, 2022 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Case Study, Kenya

Wisdom Energy Hub Ltd is a cookstoves’ manufacturing facility based in Nyandarua, Kenya, that designs, manufactures, and sells a clean cooking stove referred to as the Wisdom Jiko. Wisdom Energy has sold over 6,000 of these stoves across Kenya. You can learn more about the stoves here. Wisdom Energy made its first sale of cookstoves… Read the full article >


International Day of Education

28 January, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, World Days

As Monday this week was the United Nations International Day of Education, this article describes the issue of school attendance in sub-Saharan Africa and how it is intrinsically linked with water and sanitation. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the lowest rates of school attendance across the globe with only 56.92% of students reaching the end… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Farmer, Rwanda

12 January, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, Rwanda

As we enter the new year, we are continuing to use our platform to share the voices of those on the frontline of climate change. This month, we hear from Gaudance; a 50 year old farmer who lives in rural Rwanda and has seen an array of impacts caused by increasingly severe changes to the… Read the full article >


2021 achievements

21 December, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

While 2021 has been a challenging year for all of us and has slowed down some of the progress we intended to make, CO2Balance has achieved some fantastic results. We have managed to expand despite the circumstances and would like to share some of our highlights with you through this post. We have successfully expanded… Read the full article >


How Green is Your Christmas Tree?

11 December, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Climate Change

This Christmas, should you get a real or artificial Christmas tree? We look at the environmental impacts of both to answer this age old, ultimate eco conundrum! If, like nearly 80% of Brits, you’ll be putting up a Christmas tree this year, you might find yourself stumped at all the options. How big? Tall or… Read the full article >


Wisdom Stove Kenyan Cookstove Project

6 December, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Uncategorized

Wisdom stoves, one of our cookstove project partners in Kenya, were at a trade show in Kenya last week, Made in Kenya. Wisdom Stove managing director Dan Waithaka describes how their cookstove reduces the amount of fuel used for cooking, helping to curtail deforestation, limiting the pollution people are exposed to when cooking, and lessening… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Field Officer, Sierra Leone

2 December, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, Sierra Leone

This week’s interview for the Climate Change Case Studies Series is with a our NGO partners in Sierra Leone, CODE-SL. One of the field officers, Samuka, shares their views on climate change and how, in Sierra Leone, it can be addressed to ensure a safer future for the next generation. Have you seen any effects… Read the full article >


Don’t COP-out: World Leaders pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

18 November, 2021 | George Syder
Categories: Climate Change, Conferences

With COP26 ending, let’s take a closer look at one of the more landmark announcements: a pledge to end deforestation by 2030. The pledge as written is to work ‘collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation’. In support of this… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Project Manager, Rwandans4Water

| Tor Tennant
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Rwanda, Safe Water

Up next in our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from Francois Xavier Murinda, a Project Manager from Rwandans4Water, who oversees our borehole projects in Rwanda. Rwandans4Water are an NGO providing training and support to communities for efforts in environment, water, sanitation and hygiene.


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, Uganda

12 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

To continue our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from the Senior Environment Officer in Kaliro District, Uganda. CO2balance work closely with government officials throughout safe water projects, from determining which boreholes require rehabilitation to engaging with communities and encouraging them to maintain the functionality of the borehole. To date, CO2balance have rehabilitated 70… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series – sharing the unheard voices

3 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sierra Leone

This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >