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Introducing Myself…

7 June, 2021 | Maria
Categories: CO2Balance

Hi Everyone! I am very pleased to announce I have joined CO2 balance as the newest Carbon Projects Officer! I am very grateful for this opportunity and feel very excited to be part of this warm and welcoming team. While doing my Bachelor’s in Economics and International Business, I was always very interested in International… Read the full article >


World Environment Day

4 June, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Climate Change, World Days

#GenerationRestoration Tomorrow, Saturday 5th June, is World Environment Day, so the UN are launching their decade on Ecosystem Restoration. They are calling it a “rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world.” The decade runs from 2021 to 2030 to coincide with the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals…. Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

26 May, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello, I’m Katri, one of the new recruits to the CO2Balance projects team, joining as a Carbon Project Officer. I am excited to be part of this lovely team working on carbon development projects. I am passionate about sustainability, this has directed my interests, studies and career to date. My background is varied with profession… Read the full article >


New Kenyan Cookstove Project Underway!

14 May, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

CO2balance are excited to announce the initiation of a new Improved Cookstove Project in Central Kenya, the Murang’a Improved Cookstove Project. We have partnered with Wisdom Energy Hub, providing support through carbon financing. Wisdom Energy Hub conducted a hugely successful project launch meeting at the end of April, with 15 members of the community in… Read the full article >


Our first Safe Water Gambia credits have been successfully issued!

11 May, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water, The Gambia

CO2balance and our in-country partner United Purpose rehabilitated 80 boreholes between Jan-April 2020 across the 6 districts within The Gambia. This project delivers safe water to rural communities who, prior to the project, were relying on unsafe, open wells and polluted rivers and therefore collecting water that needed to be purified before it was safe… Read the full article >


A small change can make a big difference…

27 April, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change

Small alterations can cause large-scale, irreversible changes and, in the case of the climate, this can cause a dramatic shift to an entire climate system. Scientific evidence suggests that irreversible changes in the Earth’s climate systems are underway, meaning we are in a state of planetary emergency. Scientists commonly refer to ‘tipping points’ in this… Read the full article >


Zimbabwe Safe Water Project Certified by Gold Standard for the Third Year

6 April, 2021 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zimbabwe

CO2balance is pleased to annouce that our safe water projects in the Chipinge and Mutare districts of Zimbabwe have been sucessfully verified and issued under the Gold Standard.


Earth Hour 2021

27 March, 2021 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, World Days

Tonight between 8:30-9:30 pm millions of people all over the world will be switching off the lights for Earth Hour. The initiative organized by WWF, now entering its 13th official year, encourages global citizens to take a symbolic hour to consider the needs of our planet. It is important to point out that this is… Read the full article >


World Water Day 2021 – valuing water

26 March, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Safe Water, World Days

World Water Day occurs annually on the 22nd March and focuses on the importance of freshwater globally. Coordinated by United Nations-Water, the aim of World Water Day is to celebrate safe water and to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people currently living without access to it. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘water and sanitation… Read the full article >


Keeping Carbon Locked Up: Realising the Benefits of Our Peatlands

16 March, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change

It’s easy to dismiss the earth beneath our feet, but the soil we walk on may have potential for storing significant amounts of carbon. For example, in the UK, the peatlands have been referred to as the ‘UK’s rainforests’ as they act as an important carbon store. Peat is found in almost every country on… Read the full article >


BBC podcast follows Joyce, part of our Rwanda projects, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”

12 March, 2021 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Rwanda, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

The BBC’s ‘Project 17’ podcast features one of the beneficiaries of CO2balance’s Rwanda Safe Water project in its epsiode on clean water. This episode follows Joyce, a 17 year old school girl, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”. It also has an accompanying BBC News article. It has been six years from when… Read the full article >


Our first Zambian carbon credits have been verified

8 March, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Safe Water, Zambia

An estimated 4.8 million Zambians lack regular access to clean water and 6.6 million lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. In early 2021 CO2balance completed the first verification of our Zambian Safe Water Project. CO2balance and our in-country partner Reformed Open Community Schools rehabilitated 50 boreholes between Aug-Dec 2019 within Lundazi District, which lies in… Read the full article >