Improving WASH practices in Uganda through education and knowledge sharing

13 April, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

In February 2022, CO2balance actioned their plan to improve on their existing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in communities that collect safe water from CO2balance operated boreholes. The aim is to improve WASH practices at both the borehole and within households, decreasing the risk of water users becoming ill from contaminated water or poor… Read the full article >






Introducing Myself…

| Stephen Morris
Categories: CO2balance

Hello, I’m Stephen and I’ve just joined CObBalance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the great work of the organization and to help deliver projects in Africa and beyond. Having completed my undergraduate Economics degree at the University of Sheffield I struggled to know what I wanted to do… Read the full article >


The importance of HAP: household air pollution

9 February, 2022 | Maria
Categories: CO2balance, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves, Uncategorized

Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels and kerosene over open fires and inefficient stoves contributes up to 4 million deaths per year, mostly in low and middle income countries. Over 60% of these deaths occur in just two regions: sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This is partially because the proportion of… Read the full article >


2021 achievements

21 December, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

While 2021 has been a challenging year for all of us and has slowed down some of the progress we intended to make, CO2Balance has achieved some fantastic results. We have managed to expand despite the circumstances and would like to share some of our highlights with you through this post. We have successfully expanded… 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 >


Introducing Myself…

26 October, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: CO2balance, Uncategorized

Hello! I’m Rachel, and the newest recruit to the CO2balance projects team. I bring with me several years of academic research experience in biofuels and chemical applications of CO2 from Imperial College London, as well as field experience of project management in sustainable development. I’m looking forward to marrying this unlikely combination of experience in… 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 >


Fighting COVID-19 in rural Sierra Leone

8 October, 2021 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: CO2balance, COVID-19, CSR Projects, Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Uncategorized

After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all familiar with the need to clean our hands with soapy water after touching communal surfaces – be it door handles, handrails or the like.  But what if you live somewhere without running water, like rural Sierra Leone? With limited access to healthcare, the potential… 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 >