Breaking Barriers to Sharing Domestic Chore Burden

15 June, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

For many women in Kenya water remains a personal crisis.  Majority of women and girls are overburdened by the many domestic chores assigned to them by society i.e. fetching water, collecting firewood, taking care of children etc.  Women and girls spend disproportionately more time than men fetching water and firewood, farming, caring for children, the… Read the full article >

A landmark moment for Britain’s energy matrix…

9 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change

At midnight on Wednesday, Britain will pass a significant landmark, marking 2 months without burning coal to generate electricity.  A decade ago 40% of the countries electricity came from coal, with just 3% being generated from wind and solar. Britain’s energy system has transformed over the last decade. Renewable energy is now responsible for 37%… Read the full article >

World Environment Day

5 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

Celebrated since 1974, the 5th of June is a renowned day for the environment. World Environment Day, it’s Time For Nature. The official statement headlining this years Environment day from the UN – ‘the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come… Read the full article >

COP 26 Update

3 June, 2020 | Ilona
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) was originally due to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. In light of the pandemic, it has now been rescheduled for 1-12 November 2021, same location. It is understandable that a conference of this scale, which facilitates the worlds most pressing… Read the full article >

Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Uganda, World Days

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform to break the stigma on the subject of menstruation, break negative norms and promote good menstrual hygiene management for all women and girls. Millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential, limited by poor menstrual hygiene from a lack of education,… Read the full article >

Coronavirus in Africa

15 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Safe Water

It is clear from the rapid increase in cases across Africa this last month that the virus now appears to be spreading away from capital cities across the continent. The WHO warn Africa will become the next epicentre for Coronavirus, with new modelling showing a quarter of a billion people being infected during the first… Read the full article >

Fighting COVID-19: Tippy Taps for handwashing in Mozambique and Zambia

6 May, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ is the theme of this year’s Global Hand Hygiene Day 2020. Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene: handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections…. Read the full article >

Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts

1 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >

Helping prevent the spread of COVID-19

24 April, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, Kenya, Safe Water, The Gambia

COVID-19 has hit the world with a force that has upturned lives and devastatingly, is continuing to claim lives. This invisible killer has hit the entire globe, first with Asia, Europe, the USA and now Africa. The communities across the countries we operate in are highly vulnerable and susceptible to the virus given the large… Read the full article >

Earth Day 2020

22 April, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance

22 April 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day, a movement which began in the USA as a unified response to an environment hurtling towards irreparable damage. The past year has seen Climate Change arguably entering the media mainstream for the first time. Activists like Greta Thunberg have provided a focal point behind which people… Read the full article >

Safe Water Project Implementation in Kono and Kenema Districts, Sierra Leone

2 April, 2020 | co2james
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance began exploring the feasibility of a safe water project in Sierra Leone in 2018. We have partnered with local NGO ‘Community Organisation for Development and Empowerment – Sierra Leone’ (CODE-SL), based in Bo, who are experienced in delivering high-impact WASH and development projects in the Eastern Province. The CO2balance Safe Water Projects is the… Read the full article >

World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

20 March, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water

Sunday 22nd of March is World Water Day and, this year, the theme is water and climate change. We are all aware how climate change manifests itself through changes in the water cycle: droughts, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise are all altered or intensified by it. Water is fundamental for human survival, inextricably… Read the full article >