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 >
Milestone: Togo Safe Water Project goes into first Annual Monitoring
In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.
New Project: Guatemala Improved Cookstoves
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 >
Relishing our impact! – Gambia Safe Water Annual Monitoring
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
Celebrating the first official World Seagrass Day!
Last week marked the first official World Seagrass Day! As of 2023, the 1st of March is now formally recognised by the United Nations as World Seagrass Day, in order to highlight the importance of these marine habitats. “The seagrass ecosystem is a perfect example of nature in action, where habitats and the delicate web… Read the full article >
COPs aren’t just for climate change!
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
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 >
Qatar 2022 World Cup, climate action and the sustainability drive
Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?
CO2balance at IETA LACS 2022
Some of our CO2balance team recently returned from attending the 2022 IETA Latin American Climate Summit, held at Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. CO2balance are long-time members of the International Emissions Trading Association, regularly attending their important events and conferences. As we look to explore more project opportunities in the region, the LACS2022… Read the full article >
Hello there! I am Prince, I just joined CO2balance and I would like to share a little bit about myself. Just who am I? I am Ghanaian, a true pan-African, a person passionate about African development and making the world at large a better place. I am not limited by boundaries; I don’t like to… Read the full article >
Successful improved cookstove distribution ongoing in Kayonza District, Rwanda!
CO2balance in collaboration with our excellant long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Prosperity, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.
Celebrating the Zambia Safe Water Expansion!
The returns from carbon offsetting, allow us to have a healthy cashflow that we can re-invest into expanding the projects and maximizing the impact. At CO2balance we are constantly looking for new opportunities that help us achieve that. Now, through the sale of carbon credits from our existing projects, we are delighted to be re-investing… Read the full article >
Electrification and Decarbonisation
To mitigate climate change, governments around the world are engaging in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Key in this is the movement away from burning fossil fuels. In 2020, 84.3% of the world’s primary energy consumption came from fossil fuels, and fossil fuel consumption has increased by 44% since 20001. Industries contributing to this… Read the full article >
Celebrating International Youth Day 2022!
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
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 >