Celebrating International Youth Day 2022!

12 August, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Intergenerational Solidarity; Creating a World for All Ages As we know, climate change is causing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events. It is affecting every country in every continent. No one is excluded from the impacts of climate change and, therefore, all generations are both victims to this disaster… Read the full article >


A Just Energy Transition and Climate Financing

29 July, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

According to the UN DESA, a just energy transition is defined as “enhancing human well-being, health, and capabilities, increase resilience and drive innovation towards a sustainable society at all levels” (UN DESA, 2021). Therefore, the goal is to not only successfully transition to greener energy but prevent or minimise any injustices along the journey, equity… 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 >


Vital Mangrove Ecosystems in the Face of Our Climate Crisis

29 June, 2022 | Serena Coccioli
Categories: Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Mangroves, West Africa

Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Less attention is given to their protection compared to tropical rainforests and coral reefs, despite studies showing they experience higher rates of destruction1. This unique ecosystem of plants adapted to the extreme intertidal zone, plays an important role as a carbon sink through the… Read the full article >


Local Stakeholder Consultation in Gash-Barka Region, Eritrea

31 May, 2022 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Eritrea, Safe Water

On the 23rd of March 2022, a successful Local Stakeholder Consultation took place in Barentu City, Eritrea which marked the launch of a new safe water project in the Bash-Barka region. The project is in partnership with the Irish NGO Vita and aims to rehabilitate more than 100 boreholes in the region, to supply clean… Read the full article >


East African Drought Crisis..

28 April, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Climate Change, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

The East African region is set to face its worst drought period since 1981 and the countries that will be mainly affected are Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. A drought is when lower-than-normal rainfall extends across multiple rainy seasons or years. The expected impacts of the drought include: – 13 million people to face food insecurity– Up… Read the full article >





2021 achievements

21 December, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

While 2021 has been a challenging year for all of us and has slowed down some of the progress we intended to make, CO2Balance has achieved some fantastic results. We have managed to expand despite the circumstances and would like to share some of our highlights with you through this post. We have successfully expanded… Read the full article >


How Green is Your Christmas Tree?

11 December, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Climate Change

This Christmas, should you get a real or artificial Christmas tree? We look at the environmental impacts of both to answer this age old, ultimate eco conundrum! If, like nearly 80% of Brits, you’ll be putting up a Christmas tree this year, you might find yourself stumped at all the options. How big? Tall or… 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 >


Don’t COP-out: World Leaders pledge to halt deforestation by 2030

18 November, 2021 | George Syder
Categories: Climate Change, Conferences

With COP26 ending, let’s take a closer look at one of the more landmark announcements: a pledge to end deforestation by 2030. The pledge as written is to work ‘collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation’. In support of this… Read the full article >



Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, Uganda

12 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

To continue our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from the Senior Environment Officer in Kaliro District, Uganda. CO2balance work closely with government officials throughout safe water projects, from determining which boreholes require rehabilitation to engaging with communities and encouraging them to maintain the functionality of the borehole. To date, CO2balance have rehabilitated 70… Read the full article >