What’s Cooking in Rwanda

24 August, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, COVID-19, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the largest protected wetland in Central Africa. It is home to rhinos, lions, and more recently, one of CO2balance’s latest projects. There are 400,000 people living in the periphery of the park, many of whom depend on the park’s activities for their livelihoods and amenities. Demand for firewood for cooking… Read the full article >


“Carbon neutral”, “net-zero”, “climate positive”: What do they really mean?

5 July, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting

You may have heard governments or organisations pledge to “achieve carbon neutrality” by a certain date or reach “net-zero emissions.” Some have even pledged to go “carbon negative.” Yet, do we know what these terms really mean? In order to understand and scrutinise these climate goals, we must first understand how these common buzzwords differ…. Read the full article >


New Kenyan Cookstove Project Underway!

14 May, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

CO2balance are excited to announce the initiation of a new Improved Cookstove Project in Central Kenya, the Murang’a Improved Cookstove Project. We have partnered with Wisdom Energy Hub, providing support through carbon financing. Wisdom Energy Hub conducted a hugely successful project launch meeting at the end of April, with 15 members of the community in… Read the full article >



Our first Zambian carbon credits have been verified

8 March, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Safe Water, Zambia

An estimated 4.8 million Zambians lack regular access to clean water and 6.6 million lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. In early 2021 CO2balance completed the first verification of our Zambian Safe Water Project. CO2balance and our in-country partner Reformed Open Community Schools rehabilitated 50 boreholes between Aug-Dec 2019 within Lundazi District, which lies in… Read the full article >


Recognising World Wildlife Day 2021

3 March, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Safe Water, Uganda, World Days

Taking place on 3rd March 2021, UN World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet”, highlighting the vital role of forests and their ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions… Read the full article >


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 >



Understanding carbon offsetting

18 November, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance

As the effects of climate change continue to become increasingly evident throughout the world, many of us are considering the ways in which we can reduce our negative impact on the planet.  The key to mitigating climate change appears to be to decarbonise our economies and switch to 100% renewable energy, however whilst we work… Read the full article >


How to reduce your carbon footprint even when working from home

1 November, 2020 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Uncategorized

With the work commute on hold, we are now driving less, taking less public transport and even slurping our way through less disposable coffee cups. Whilst this may create a personal dip in producing significantly less carbon emissions, your working from home shift may not be as environmentally friendly as you may have imagined.. Here… Read the full article >


A new Milestone for our Safe Water Projects in Mozambique and Zambia

18 September, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

We have recently hit a big milestone here at CO2balance: we have now rehabilitated the first half batch of boreholes planned in our safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia, respectively rehabbing 400 and 100 boreholes and providing safe water to about 250,000 people. 2020 has of course been a very challenging year up until… Read the full article >