Malawi May Trip: Community Visits and WASH Training in 2024!

26 June, 2024 | Rebecca Barton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Malawi, Safe Water

In May this year, two CO2balance team members travelled to Malawi to visit the safe water projects we work on with our partner, Self Help Africa. It was a great time of year to visit central Malawi just after the rainy season, and we appreciated being able to accompany the field team in visiting the… Read the full article >


Navigating the Paris Agreement: A Closer Look at Articles 6.2 and 6.4 in the run-up to COP29  

28 May, 2024 | Nathaniel Attenborough
Categories: Article 6, Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences

In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, countries agreed to a landmark agreement aiming to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Within the accord, known as the Paris Agreement, are various mechanisms designed to facilitate international cooperation in combating climate change. Among these, Articles 6.2 and 6.4 hold particular significance within the… Read the full article >



Protected springs technology provides environmental relief in Ethiopia

25 April, 2024 | Anna Self
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Ethiopia, Safe Water

More than 2 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water and roughly half of the world’s population is experiencing severe water scarcity for at least part of the year. Waterborne diseases and increasing deforestation (for timber needed to boil unsafe water) are development concerns in many countries. Natural springs are… Read the full article >


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 >