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 >


Introducing myself…

19 April, 2024 | David Warnes
Categories: CO2balance

Hello! My name is David and I’m excited to be joining CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’ll be working on Safe Water projects in eastern Zambia and Burkina Faso, and on cookstove projects in Guatemala. During my undergraduate Geography degree at Newcastle University I was particularly focused on physical climate change science, such as… Read the full article >


Introducing myself

| Anna Self
Categories: CO2balance

Hi! I’m Anna, I started at CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer in April. I’ll be working on the Vita Ethiopia project with Matt, Zach, and Rebecca. I’m looking forward to working with the whole Vita team in Ireland and Ethiopia. My background is in the non-profit international development sector as well as in humanitarianism,… Read the full article >


85,500 stoves distributed in Rwanda – how this achievement has impacted individual families

18 April, 2024 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

In December 2023, CO2balance hit the end of distribution in our Rwanda improved cookstoves project and achieved the milestone of providing 85,500 Canarumwe cookstoves to households in the Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts. This is a huge achievement for both the CO2balance team and our partner organisation, Rwanda for Peace and Progress (RPP). A big… Read the full article >



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 >