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We’ve reached every eligible community in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone!

17 December, 2020 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance has now rehabilitated every borehole in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, that are eligible under the Gold Standard. This comes as CO2balance prepares to issue its first credits from these projects – the first Gold Standard clean water credits from Sierra Leone. [Eligibility here refers to those boreholes which have broken down, in… Read the full article >


2020: What a year for CO2b and Village Water partnership!

| Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, COVID-19, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

In collaboration with Village Water, we launched 2 new safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia at the beginning of 2020. The projects were both quite ambitious: in Mozambique the plan was to repair 800 boreholes and in Zambia another batch of 200 by the end of 2020. We have done our best to reach… Read the full article >


The Significance of This Year’s Human Rights Day

10 December, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

The United Nation’s Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 10th December. This year’s theme aims to ‘Recover Better’ with a focus of standing up to human rights in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Human rights are intertwined with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Access to human rights is progressed through action on… Read the full article >


International Day of Eliminating Violence against Women – 2020

27 November, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

This week saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November. 2020 has been a year where much developmental progress has halted, with people confined to their homes to protect them from contracting the virus. This has meant that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly violence,… Read the full article >


World Toilet Day 2020

19 November, 2020 | Tor Tennant
Categories: CSR Projects, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2019)1. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.


Understanding carbon offsetting

18 November, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance

As the effects of climate change continue to become increasingly evident throughout the world, many of us are considering the ways in which we can reduce our negative impact on the planet.  The key to mitigating climate change appears to be to decarbonise our economies and switch to 100% renewable energy, however whilst we work… Read the full article >


NCP_Rwandans4Water CSR Project 2020

12 November, 2020 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Rwanda

Natural Capital Partners have partnered with CO2balance and Rwandans4Water to deliver a series of school-based CSR projects in the Gatsibo District of Rwanda. Over the past few months, our project partners have started work in four schools within the Gatsibo district. These schools are Groupe Scolaire Rwankuba, Groupe Scolaire Matunguru, Matare Primary School, Gakiri Primary… Read the full article >


How to reduce your carbon footprint even when working from home

1 November, 2020 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Uncategorized

With the work commute on hold, we are now driving less, taking less public transport and even slurping our way through less disposable coffee cups. Whilst this may create a personal dip in producing significantly less carbon emissions, your working from home shift may not be as environmentally friendly as you may have imagined.. Here… Read the full article >


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 >