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Factors to bear in mind when doing your food shopping

19 February, 2021 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Climate Change

There’s much more to the naked eye than our weekly food shop suggests. Each item you pick up from the supermarket has a category of packaging, has travelled several miles to be there and has consumed energy, water and potentially land on it’s journey. The following blog highlights some of the key components to consider… Read the full article >


Rwanda’s Water Access Challenges

12 February, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Rwanda, Safe Water

We’re pleased to see a country we work in to deliver safe water to rural communities featured on BBC News in the last month. The eye-opening video follows 17-year-old Joyce, who lives in Rwanda. She is on a mission to make clean water accessible for people in Rwanda and understand the barriers people face to… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

8 February, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello! I’m Issie and I’ve recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m excited to be part of such a knowledgeable and supportive team and to start exploring the world of carbon development projects! Completing my BSc degree at the University of Leeds, where I studied Geography and explored the interaction of… Read the full article >


Cyclone Eloise’s Impact on Mozambique and our Borehole Projects

5 February, 2021 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Climate Change, Mozambique, Safe Water

Whilst we enjoy bringing you news of the positive impacts and developments of our Mozambique projects and the incredible work of our partners, Village Water and WATSAN, today we bring an update from the field at a more challenging time for the region. As always, our partners have been quick and effective in their response…. Read the full article >


Boosting SDGs in Zimbabwe: Impact from latest annual monitoring

29 January, 2021 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Zimbabwe

CO2balance project activity in Zimbabwe has involved working in collaboration with a local NGO, the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP), to rehabilitate and maintain safe water sources in the Manicaland province. To date, 30 boreholes have been rehabilitated and have provided a safe water source for local communities for nearly three years.


The Big Energy Saving Week 2021 – how can you cut down and save money?

22 January, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, World Days

This week is the Big Energy Saving Week! It’s a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to switch to cheaper energy tariffs, check if they’re eligible for discounts and support, and sharing tips on how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills. Switching tariffs One of the easiest ways… Read the full article >


Cumbria’s ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county

20 January, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change

This is the exciting news that the county of Cumbria is aiming to decarbonise by 2037, with tourism, housing, transport and agriculture standing out as the focal areas to cut emissions. The UK Government has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, so this announcement is a significant ramping up of ambition at… Read the full article >


Exploring Carbon Project Opportunities in Latin America

15 January, 2021 | Matthew Pike
Categories: CO2Balance, Latin America

Our ongoing project work and the supportive work of our in-country project partners continues at pace, despite the obvious challenges of COVID-19. We are also looking at expansion into new project areas and carbon project technologies wherever the right opportunity presents itself. Latin America in general and specifically Central America remain locations where CO2Balance hope… Read the full article >


CO2balance moving into 2021

13 January, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, COVID-19, Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, with atmospheric concentrations of CO2 projected to continue rising. Factoring in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s SDGs slogan ‘Leave No One Behind’ is more relevant than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest economic and social crisis… Read the full article >


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 >