Measuring impacts in Burkina Faso!

26 January, 2024 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… 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 >


Quantifying impacts – annual monitoring takes place in Rwanda!

22 November, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

In July 2023, we undertook annual monitoring for the first time on our new Rwanda stove project, where we have distributed tens of thousands of improved cookstoves to households in the districts of Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke. This was an opportunity to quantify the impact the Canarumwe stoves have made on the lives of the… Read the full article >


Introducing myself…

21 November, 2023 | Charlotte Gadd
Categories: CO2balance

Hello everyone, my name is Charlotte and I have recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer! I’m really excited to get stuck in on the projects I will be working on which include the Uganda Safe Water projects. I studied History at University of Bristol; however, I wasn’t sure what I wanted… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

| Leonora Fisher
Categories: CO2balance

Hello everyone, I’m Leonora (or Leo) and I’m very happy to have recently become a part of CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer! I will be contributing to our projects focussed on safe water and improved cookstove in Ethiopia. I have always been passionate about the natural world and working towards a future which values… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

20 November, 2023 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: CO2balance

Hello everybody! I’m Lorenzo, and I am excited to join CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer contributing to projects in Burkina Faso, Togo and Guatemala. Just like the company, I am currently completing a relocation to Bristol, where I am going to be based for the foreseeable future. I used to live here many moons… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

| Lucy Dennis
Categories: CO2balance

Hi everyone! I’m Lucy, one of the new Carbon Project Officers joining the co2balance team. I’ll be working on projects in Nigeria and Kenya. I currently live in Plymouth but am very excited about my impending relocation to Bristol. My background includes working for an environmental education charity, The Eden Project, that inspired a career… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

27 October, 2023 | Johanna Grosssteinbeck
Categories: CO2balance

Hello, everyone! I’m Johanna. I currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, and I’ll be working remotely until I relocate to the new Bristol office. I’m excited to be joining CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer, where my role will involve contributing to projects in Malawi and Eritrea. Before starting my undergraduate studies, I spent a year… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

23 October, 2023 | Zach Clarke
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance

Hi everyone, I’m Zach! I’m very excited to be joining the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer. I currently live in a little village near Edinburgh, Scotland where I will be working remotely until the Bristol office opens. My background includes a BSc in Geology from the University of Edinburgh which involved an Erasmus… 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.


CO2balance celebrates its 20th Birthday

4 October, 2023 | Paul Chiplen
Categories: CO2balance

September 2023 was a big month for CO2balance as it marked the company’s 20th birthday.  It all started back in September 2003, a group of friends planting the company’s first tree at a new woodland called “Bishops Wood” in Devon (UK). Founded by Mark Simpson, who is still the Managing Director, the company has evolved… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Lango Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Uganda

20 July, 2023 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… Read the full article >


Cookstove distribution in Rwanda continues!

4 July, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >