IMPACTS OF SAFE WATER: A Focus on Ireen Chibangula

18 March, 2024 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Safe Water, Zambia

Ireen Chibangula, living in Zambia’s Central Province, works as a seasonal farmer, growing maize, groundnuts and soybean, which she also sells for an income. The rehabilitated handpump, has improved her family’s health as well as reduced time spent collecting water and firewood. Old Waterpoint of the village “Before our community borehole got rehabilitated, we would… Read the full article >


Measuring impacts in Burkina Faso!

26 January, 2024 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… Read the full article >


COP28 Round-Up: Lack of progress on Article 6 could create a valuable opportunity for the Voluntary Carbon Market

19 December, 2023 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences

Overarching every Conference of the Parties (COP) since the 2015 Paris Agreement is the agreement to limit an increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Scientists say that to limit warming to 1.5 degrees by the end of the century Greenhouse Gas emissions would need to peak by 2025 and see a 43%… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

23 October, 2023 | Zach Clarke
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance

Hi everyone, I’m Zach! I’m very excited to be joining the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I currently live in a little village near Edinburgh, Scotland where I will be working remotely until the Bristol office opens. My background includes a BSc in Geology from the University of Edinburgh which involved an Erasmus… Read the full article >


Gambia Safe Water Project achieves second credit issue

16 October, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, The Gambia, West Africa

Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.



SMALL PROJECT, LARGE IMPACT

1 August, 2023 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Mozambique, Safe Water, Southeast Africa

Our microscale Project in Manica Province, Mozambique has issued credits for the 3rd time! Indicating success in delivering safe water, with our partners Village Water and WATSAN to rural communities in Mozambique. This project began in 2018, with the rehabilitation of an Afridev pump, as seen below. Rehabilitation of an Afridev pump in 16 de… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

28 June, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Kenya, Uganda

Hello, my name is Will! I come from Cornwall, UK, and I’m thrilled to join CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m excited about contributing to projects in Kenya and Uganda. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, specializing in pollution control and energy efficiency. Before joining CO2balance, I embarked on… Read the full article >



Borehole rehabilitations in Burkina Faso!

15 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water

In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >


Empowering Communities in Zambia through Fencing

23 May, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Borehole fencing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of water sources in rural Africa. It helps maintain water quality, prevents contamination, facilitates maintenance, promotes community ownership, and contributes to better health and hygiene standards. For this reason, we are fencing all of our 106 community boreholes in Eastern Province, Zambia… Read the full article >


CO2balance and Village Water partnership delivers safe water to over 1 million people across Mozambique and Zambia

11 May, 2023 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

At the time of posting, CO2balance in direct partnership with Village Water and local field partners ECHO and WATSAN in Zambia and Mozambique respectively, have completed the rehabilitation of 2,986 boreholes- supplying safe water to 1,046,393 individuals. The number will continue to rise throughout this year as projects continue to expand at pace. What started… Read the full article >


New Project: Guatemala Improved Cookstoves

19 April, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Latin America

Guatemala is a country where more than 60% of the population lives in rural areas and relies on wood as the primary fuel source for cooking. The use of traditional cookstoves/ three-stone-fires is widespread in these areas, which has severe health and environmental implications. Women and children, who are primarily responsible for cooking, are at… Read the full article >



COPs aren’t just for climate change!

15 December, 2022 | Kate Danter
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals

With not much obvious change happening within the voluntary carbon market as a result of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in November, attention has turned to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, currently taking place in Montreal, Canada. This COP has been dubbed the ‘Paris moment for nature’. Following on from… Read the full article >