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 >


UNFCCC Launches New “Climate Neutral Now” Campaign

24 September, 2015 | paulchiplin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

This week has seen the launch of “Climate Neutral Now”, a new initiative launched by the United Nations climate change secretariat that encourages individuals and organizations to measure their climate footprint, reduce their emissions as much as possible and then offset their remaining emissions. One of the aspirations at the UNFCCC is to socialize the… Read the full article >


Why companies should measure and reduce their Carbon Footprint

1 April, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

On a previous blog about GHG Audits and Climate Change, it has been highlighted that economic growth and business activity is one of the most important drivers of increases in CO2 emissions and thus climate change. Corporations have a huge contribution in GHG emissions and therefore have an ethical obligation to reduce their carbon footprint. However, there… Read the full article >