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 >


Climate Change Case Studies Series – sharing the unheard voices

3 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Sierra Leone

This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >


What is COP 26?

25 October, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Climate Change, Conferences

COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It refers to an annual meeting of the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. COP26 is the 26th COP. What is the purpose of COP26? First, most people will have heard of… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring takes place in Lundazi, Zambia

18 October, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >


Inclusive and accessible COP 26 for everyone!

7 October, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

As the 26th edition of the global Climate Change Conference is approaching, this year it will be held in Glasgow. During this two-week meeting, the main political leaders and delegates from countries across the globe will attempt to finalise the rules needed to put the Paris Agreement into effect. It will also be an opportunity… Read the full article >


Earth Overshoot Day

30 July, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Climate Change, World Days

Yesterday, 29th July 2021, was Earth Overshoot Day, what is earth overshoot day? It is the date in the year where our demand for resources, in a single year, surpasses what earth can provide and regenerate. The Global Footprint Network hosts and calculates Earth Overshoot Day. How is it calculated? By tracking global demand for… Read the full article >



World Environment Day

4 June, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Climate Change, World Days

#GenerationRestoration Tomorrow, Saturday 5th June, is World Environment Day, so the UN are launching their decade on Ecosystem Restoration. They are calling it a “rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world.” The decade runs from 2021 to 2030 to coincide with the deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals…. Read the full article >


A small change can make a big difference…

27 April, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change

Small alterations can cause large-scale, irreversible changes and, in the case of the climate, this can cause a dramatic shift to an entire climate system. Scientific evidence suggests that irreversible changes in the Earth’s climate systems are underway, meaning we are in a state of planetary emergency. Scientists commonly refer to ‘tipping points’ in this… Read the full article >