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Gambia Safe Water Project achieves second credit issue

16 October, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, The Gambia, West Africa

Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.


CO2balance celebrates its 20th Birthday

4 October, 2023 | Paul Chiplen
Categories: CO2balance

September 2023 was a big month for CO2balance as it marked the company’s 20th birthday.  It all started back in September 2003, a group of friends planting the company’s first tree at a new woodland called “Bishops Wood” in Devon (UK). Founded by Mark Simpson, who is still the Managing Director, the company has evolved… Read the full article >


Western Zambia Safe Water: A Verified Step Forward

21 August, 2023 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Safe Water, Zambia

The first issuance of carbon credits in the Zambia Western Province Safe Water Project.


Visiting our Improved Cookstove Project in Guatemala

18 August, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Latin America

In July 2023, we had the pleasure to finally visit our first Latin America Carbon Project – our very transformative Improved Cookstove Project in Guatemala! We are so proud of this project – not only because it’s our first in this region – but because of the incredible work our partners do on the ground…. Read the full article >


Turning Emissions into Opportunities: Northern Uganda Carbon Credit Issuance Continues

9 August, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

CO2Balance has achieved a significant milestone in its Northern Uganda safe water project by issuing carbon credits for the second time. This highlights the project’s ongoing success in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Safe water access is a pressing issue for approximately 8 million Ugandans. Projects like these are vital for the well-being… Read the full article >


SMALL PROJECT, LARGE IMPACT

1 August, 2023 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Mozambique, Safe Water, Southeast Africa

Our microscale Project in Manica Province, Mozambique has issued credits for the 3rd time! Indicating success in delivering safe water, with our partners Village Water and WATSAN to rural communities in Mozambique. This project began in 2018, with the rehabilitation of an Afridev pump, as seen below. Rehabilitation of an Afridev pump in 16 de… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Lango Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Uganda

20 July, 2023 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… Read the full article >


The Keeling Curve Prize…congratulations to our longstanding partner Vita!

12 July, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Improved Cookstoves, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

What is the Keeling Curve Prize? A globally recognised annual award to elevate some of the world’s best climate solutions. The KCP awards organisations worldwide across five categories that are effectively reducing, removing to replacing greenhouse gas emissions; this year applicants were from 114 countries from some of the most underserved communities. CO2balance are delighted… Read the full article >


Cookstove distribution in Rwanda continues!

4 July, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

28 June, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Kenya, Uganda

Hello, my name is Will! I come from Cornwall, UK, and I’m thrilled to join CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m excited about contributing to projects in Kenya and Uganda. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, specializing in pollution control and energy efficiency. Before joining CO2balance, I embarked on… Read the full article >


Celebrating the Second Expansion of the Zambia Safe Water Project!

27 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Zambia

Our Safe Water project in Eastern Zambia was set up in August 2019, working with our in-country partner ROCS to rehabilitate 50 broken boreholes. The project was expanded in August 2022 to include an additional 56 rehabilitated boreholes, more than doubling the size of the project. The ongoing success of the project and the continued… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring completed for our Malawi Stove project

26 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Malawi, Sustainable Development Goals

Project activities within our joint stove project with Self Help Africa (formerly United Purpose) have faced recent hurdles due to the ongoing challenges presented by the Cyclone Freddie and cholera outbreak. Things are beginning to ease and annual monitoring has just successfully taken place. The team travelled to 8 communities to conduct in-personal questionnaires, with… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

23 June, 2023 | Nathaniel Attenborough
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

Hi everyone! I’m Nat, and I have recently joined CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer, Nature-Based Solutions. My background is in Biological Sciences (BSc) and Risk (MSc) from St Chad’s College, Durham. I chose these programs based on a long-held passion for the natural world, and a desire to conserve and improve it. During my… Read the full article >


Borehole rehabilitations in Burkina Faso!

15 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water

In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >


Togo Mother Clubs: Meet Some of the Inspiring Women at the Heart of our Safe Water Project

9 June, 2023 | Megan Jones
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Togo

In our Togo Safe Water project, each village where we rehabilitate a borehole sets up a designated Mother Club. These clubs are made up of women from the village who are committed to maintaining their water point, learning about good sanitation and hygiene practices and spreading this information within their communities, amongst other activities. Last… Read the full article >