Introducing myself

30 July, 2020 | Megan Jones
Categories: CO2Balance

Hello! I’m Megan Jones, the new Junior Carbon Project Officer at the Taunton office. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone at CO2balance for giving me such a warm welcome and for making my first few weeks here so enjoyable. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone in person when we’re all… Read the full article >


Kilifi Community Mangrove Project: hearing from the ground

28 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Case Study, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya, Mangroves

In our first blog post on the new Kilifi Community Mangrove Project we were introduced to the two community groups undertaking the planting of 50,000 mangrove seedlings; Abent and Comensum Mangrove Rehabilitation Groups. We have been speaking to members of the groups about their experiences with the project. Abent We spoke to Lucy and Anthony,… Read the full article >


Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >


Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway

3 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya, Mangroves

Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale[1]. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >


United Purpose and CO2balance – preventing the spread of COVID-19 in The Gambia

17 June, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, COVID-19, Safe Water, The Gambia

Improving communities’ access to clean water during the COVID-19 emergency through the rehabilitation of boreholes. The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of COVID-19, a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and sickened 4.5 million people. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries… Read the full article >



Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Uganda, World Days

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform to break the stigma on the subject of menstruation, break negative norms and promote good menstrual hygiene management for all women and girls. Millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential, limited by poor menstrual hygiene from a lack of education,… Read the full article >



Earth Day 2020

22 April, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, World Days

22 April 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day, a movement which began in the USA as a unified response to an environment hurtling towards irreparable damage. The past year has seen Climate Change arguably entering the media mainstream for the first time. Activists like Greta Thunberg have provided a focal point behind which people… Read the full article >


A look to the year ahead for climate change and CO2Balance

20 January, 2020 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects

2019 was a busy year for climate change awareness and action; the emergence of the youth climate movement, climate activism and greater concern about the impacts amongst the global population. A recent poll by Ipsos MORI found that 85% of UK citizens are concerned about climate change. Here at CO2Balance, our position as a Carbon… Read the full article >


Happy New Year! A look back at 2019

10 January, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2Balance

The past year at CO2balance has been a year of growth and success. In this blog, we will take a look back at some of the key outputs we have achieved. You can also take a look at all of our projects here. Projects CO2balance became the first project developer to achieve full Gold Standard… Read the full article >


Sailflags: a small UK business choosing to tackle climate change.

9 December, 2019 | Jonathan Windeatt
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2Balance, Improved Cookstoves

We have many ethical investors who decide to voluntarily offset their emissions as part of their own environmental commitment. One of these ethical investors is SailFlags, a flag manufacturer based in Penzance, Cornwall, who have offset their emissions with us regularly since 2009. Our relations with SailFlags began when they approached us to calculate their… Read the full article >