Introducing Myself

24 April, 2023 | Abinet Adela
Categories: CO2balance

Hello there! My name is Abinet I am the new starter as carbon projects officer here at CO2balance and I will be working on improved cookstoves and safe water projects in Ethiopia. Working on these projects is personal for me as I am from Ethiopia and grew up witnessing the struggle of communities to have… Read the full article >

Introducing Myself

21 April, 2023 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: CO2balance

Hi! I’m Katienne and I’m one of the new CO2 Balance recruits! I’ll be working on safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia. My perspectives on sustainability, have deeply been influenced by growing up in Goa; a coastal state in India. Whilst known for its endless beaches and skyline of coconut trees, Goa is biodiversity… Read the full article >

New Project: Guatemala Improved Cookstoves

19 April, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Latin America

Guatemala is a country where more than 60% of the population lives in rural areas and relies on wood as the primary fuel source for cooking. The use of traditional cookstoves/ three-stone-fires is widespread in these areas, which has severe health and environmental implications. Women and children, who are primarily responsible for cooking, are at… Read the full article >

Relishing our impact! – Gambia Safe Water Annual Monitoring

13 April, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, The Gambia, West Africa

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.

Kenya Project Visit

4 April, 2023 | Stephen Morris
Categories: CO2balance, Horn of Africa, Kenya

In January this year, CO2balance visited Kenya to see our safe water and improved cookstove projects and conduct a mangrove planting workshop. Visiting the 421 boreholes in the two projects in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria, and the coastal Kilifi County, provided a great opportunity to see the diversity in the communities where our projects… Read the full article >

Introducing myself…

16 March, 2023 | Rebecca Barton
Categories: CO2balance

Hi I’m Becca! I’ve recently joined CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m very excited to be here and have really enjoyed my first few weeks working with such as fantastic team and getting to know the projects! I’m mainly working on safe water and improved cookstove projects in Eritrea and Ethiopia, but I’m looking… Read the full article >

Celebrating the first official World Seagrass Day!

6 March, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

Last week marked the first official World Seagrass Day! As of 2023, the 1st of March is now formally recognised by the United Nations as World Seagrass Day, in order to highlight the importance of these marine habitats. “The seagrass ecosystem is a perfect example of nature in action, where habitats and the delicate web… Read the full article >

Mitselal and her Adhanet- Vita’s fuel efficient stove programme in Eritrea

3 February, 2023 | Rebecca Barton
Categories: Case Study, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

Mitselal, 46, is a mother of ten children (four boys and six girls) who lives in a village of Eden, which is about an hour north of Eritrea’s capital, Asmara. She is divorced and raises her children by herself. Mitselal has been using an improved cook stove for six years now. It is called an… Read the full article >

COPs aren’t just for climate change!

15 December, 2022 | Kate Danter
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals

With not much obvious change happening within the voluntary carbon market as a result of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in November, attention has turned to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, currently taking place in Montreal, Canada. This COP has been dubbed the ‘Paris moment for nature’. Following on from… Read the full article >

Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >

Qatar 2022 World Cup, climate action and the sustainability drive

15 November, 2022 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Conferences

Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?

CO2balance at IETA LACS 2022

14 November, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Conferences, Latin America

Some of our CO2balance team recently returned from attending the 2022 IETA Latin American Climate Summit, held at Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. CO2balance are long-time members of the International Emissions Trading Association, regularly attending their important events and conferences. As we look to explore more project opportunities in the region, the LACS2022… Read the full article >

Introducing myself…

9 November, 2022 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance

Hello! My name is Kate and I have just joined CO2balance as a new Carbon Projects Officer. I will be predominantly focusing on improved cookstove projects in Rwanda and safe water projects in Uganda, however I am also excited to get stuck into researching new opportunities, especially those involving nature-based solutions. I graduated in 2019… Read the full article >

Introducing myself…

3 November, 2022 | Prince Teye
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, West Africa

Hello there! I am Prince, I just joined CO2balance and I would like to share a little bit about myself. Just who am I? I am Ghanaian, a true pan-African, a person passionate about African development and making the world at large a better place. I am not limited by boundaries; I don’t like to… Read the full article >

Initial Steps of a Safe Water Project – Recent Updates from Togo

12 October, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: Safe Water, Togo, West Africa

Our Togo Safe Water Project is now well underway, with 82 borehole rehabilitations having been completed to date! Along with each rehabilitation, communities are trained in WASH and borehole maintenance. Our WASH programme in Togo was developed by our in-country partner IADES in collaboration with USAID, MUSA and the Red Cross. This programme is planned… Read the full article >