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 >


85,500 stoves distributed in Rwanda – how this achievement has impacted individual families

18 April, 2024 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

In December 2023, CO2balance hit the end of distribution in our Rwanda improved cookstoves project and achieved the milestone of providing 85,500 Canarumwe cookstoves to households in the Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts. This is a huge achievement for both the CO2balance team and our partner organisation, Rwanda for Peace and Progress (RPP). A big… 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 >


Our NbS Journey: Introducing the Northern Nigeria Community-Based Forestry Project

11 January, 2024 | Menelisi Falayi
Categories: Case Study, West Africa

Located in Northern Nigeria, our NbS project will adopt a Community-Based Forestry (CBF) approach. The CBF project aims to contribute to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) through implementing sustainable forest management practices and proactive engagement with local communities.  To achieve this goal, CO2 Balance and City Ministries have entered into a collaborative… Read the full article >


New Gold Standard Issuance in Guatemala!

12 December, 2023 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Latin America

CO2Balance has achieved an important milestone in Guatemala: its Improved Cookstove Project was successfully verified by Gold Standard, certifying that 20,171 tonnes of CO2e have been avoided, and resulting in the issuance of an equivalent number of credits on the Voluntary Carbon Market! Together with our partner Estufas Chispa, CO2Balance has overseen the deployment of… Read the full article >


Safe water for people and Rhinos – our partnership with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary!

11 December, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

At CO2balance, our Central and Western safe water project has rehabilitated 41 boreholes in the Nakasongola and Masindi districts of Uganda. Alongside the usual contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals we make, for this project we also partner with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, who work to protect and preserve the endangered white rhino! In the… Read the full article >


Togo Mother Clubs: Meet Some of the Inspiring Women at the Heart of our Safe Water Project

9 June, 2023 | Megan Jones
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Togo

In our Togo Safe Water project, each village where we rehabilitate a borehole sets up a designated Mother Club. These clubs are made up of women from the village who are committed to maintaining their water point, learning about good sanitation and hygiene practices and spreading this information within their communities, amongst other activities. Last… Read the full article >




Adapting to Water Stress Through Desalination

18 July, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Safe Water

Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >


Deforestation in Malawi: A Case Study

9 June, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Case Study, Malawi

Whilst on a recent site visit to Malawi, I saw first hand the impacts of fuelwood stress, compounding the need for projects that reduce requirement for fuelwood. Having hiked up Michiru Mountain, through its wooded slopes and montane grasslands, I could see back across Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city. Looking away from the city, villages… Read the full article >



Centring Women in Clean Cooking Projects is Key to Success – A Case study from Kenya

31 January, 2022 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Case Study, Kenya

Wisdom Energy Hub Ltd is a cookstoves’ manufacturing facility based in Nyandarua, Kenya, that designs, manufactures, and sells a clean cooking stove referred to as the Wisdom Jiko. Wisdom Energy has sold over 6,000 of these stoves across Kenya. You can learn more about the stoves here. Wisdom Energy made its first sale of cookstoves… Read the full article >



Climate Change Case Studies Series: Field Officer, Sierra Leone

2 December, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Climate Change, Sierra Leone

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 >