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 >




A look to the year ahead for climate change and CO2Balance

20 January, 2020 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects

2019 was a busy year for climate change awareness and action; the emergence of the youth climate movement, climate activism and greater concern about the impacts amongst the global population. A recent poll by Ipsos MORI found that 85% of UK citizens are concerned about climate change. Here at CO2Balance, our position as a Carbon… Read the full article >



Sailflags: a small UK business choosing to tackle climate change.

9 December, 2019 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Improved Cookstoves

We have many ethical investors who decide to voluntarily offset their emissions as part of their own environmental commitment. One of these ethical investors is SailFlags, a flag manufacturer based in Penzance, Cornwall, who have offset their emissions with us regularly since 2009. Our relations with SailFlags began when they approached us to calculate their… Read the full article >



Green Climate Fund and CDM

14 April, 2016 | eszterhegyi
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

Early last month, South Korea’s Songdo hosted to the latest meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). CDKN’s Christina Elvers observed that compared to last year’s disappointing meeting in Zambia, GCF managed to make some major progress with the US signing the first tranche ($500m) of their commitment to the GCF. Riding on the momentum… Read the full article >


Carbon Counting

11 March, 2016 | co2richardstone
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

Since the Paris agreement was reached and political leaders across the world signalled their ambition and direction for the path ahead, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a huge need for ‘carbon accountants’. Now, the title ‘accountant’ doesn’t often inspire great aspirations but this is a different breed of accountant with a very… Read the full article >