Angela’s Story – Improved Access to Safe Water in Zambia

3 July, 2024 | David Warnes
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, Safe Water, Zambia

“This support is really helping us“ Angela, reflecting on improved access to safe water in her village in Eastern Zambia.  In September 2019, a broken borehole was repaired in Eastern Zambia. This was part of a CO2balance and ROCS partnership project which has rehabilitated 160 boreholes, providing easy access to safe water for more than… Read the full article >


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 >



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 >


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.



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 >



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 >


Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >