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 >
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 >
On the 23rd of March 2022, a successful Local Stakeholder Consultation took place in Barentu City, Eritrea which marked the launch of a new safe water project in the Bash-Barka region. The project is in partnership with the Irish NGO Vita and aims to rehabilitate more than 100 boreholes in the region, to supply clean… Read the full article >
My name is Gabrielle (but you can call me Gabby, Gabs.. whatever suits you) and I’ve just joined CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m a 22-year-old Kenyan (I turn 23 this year in September) who was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya. I’m not originally from the Coastal area, Mombasa is just the city that… Read the full article >
by Rachel Brooks Humans have been farming for more than 12,000 years, yet no period of history has seen agricultural practice evolve more quickly than that since the First World War. Work by German chemist Fritz Haber at the turn of the twentieth century on fixing that most elusive component of the air around us… Read the full article >
At the beginning of this year the Vita team, our partner in Eritrea, were out in the field carrying out the annual monitoring for the safe water projects in Zoba Debub. Zoba Debub is situated in the southern part of the country. It’s a largely rural region where access to safe water is a daily… Read the full article >
As we enter the new year, we are continuing to use our platform to share the voices of those on the frontline of climate change. This month, we hear from Gaudance; a 50 year old farmer who lives in rural Rwanda and has seen an array of impacts caused by increasingly severe changes to the… Read the full article >
While 2021 has been a challenging year for all of us and has slowed down some of the progress we intended to make, CO2Balance has achieved some fantastic results. We have managed to expand despite the circumstances and would like to share some of our highlights with you through this post. We have successfully expanded… Read the full article >
This week’s interview for the Climate Change Case Studies Series is with a our NGO partners in Sierra Leone, CODE-SL. One of the field officers, Samuka, shares their views on climate change and how, in Sierra Leone, it can be addressed to ensure a safer future for the next generation. Have you seen any effects… Read the full article >
Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >
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 >
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 >
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 >
CO2balance is pleased to annouce that our safe water projects in the Chipinge and Mutare districts of Zimbabwe have been sucessfully verified and issued under the Gold Standard.