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 >
Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
CO2balance have been operating in Uganda as a safe water supply organisation for over 8 years. We currently manage over 800 functioning water points across the country; from districts in the West, across the Northern regions, and in to districts in the East. Together with our in-country team, we have worked hard to establish close… Read the full article >
CO2balance in collaboration with our excellant long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Prosperity, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.
The returns from carbon offsetting, allow us to have a healthy cashflow that we can re-invest into expanding the projects and maximizing the impact. At CO2balance we are constantly looking for new opportunities that help us achieve that. Now, through the sale of carbon credits from our existing projects, we are delighted to be re-investing… Read the full article >
To mitigate climate change, governments around the world are engaging in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Key in this is the movement away from burning fossil fuels. In 2020, 84.3% of the world’s primary energy consumption came from fossil fuels, and fossil fuel consumption has increased by 44% since 20001. Industries contributing to this… Read the full article >
Intergenerational Solidarity; Creating a World for All Ages As we know, climate change is causing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events. It is affecting every country in every continent. No one is excluded from the impacts of climate change and, therefore, all generations are both victims to this disaster… Read the full article >
According to the UN DESA, a just energy transition is defined as “enhancing human well-being, health, and capabilities, increase resilience and drive innovation towards a sustainable society at all levels” (UN DESA, 2021). Therefore, the goal is to not only successfully transition to greener energy but prevent or minimise any injustices along the journey, equity… Read the full article >
For decades the humble traditional borehole and handpump has been the staple option for rural water supply in much of sub-saharan Africa. Situated in the centre of a single community, these hand pumps can usually only serve around 300-400 people. But in the last 20 years or so, and certainly in the last 10 years,… Read the full article >
In May this year we held our first Local Stakeholder Consultation in Togo, for our new Safe Water Project. This project has been given the name ‘Wezou Lim’ meaning ‘Water is Life’ in Ewe, a local language widely spoken across Togo. By the end of 2023 we hope to have rehabilitated around 520 safe water… Read the full article >
Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >