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 >
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 >
Don’t COP-out: World Leaders pledge to halt deforestation by 2030
With COP26 ending, let’s take a closer look at one of the more landmark announcements: a pledge to end deforestation by 2030. The pledge as written is to work ‘collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation’. In support of this… Read the full article >
What is COP 26?
COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It refers to an annual meeting of the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. COP26 is the 26th COP. What is the purpose of COP26? First, most people will have heard of… Read the full article >
Inclusive and accessible COP 26 for everyone!
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 >
COP 26 Update
The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) was originally due to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. In light of the pandemic, it has now been rescheduled for 1-12 November 2021, same location. It is understandable that a conference of this scale, which facilitates the worlds most pressing… Read the full article >
The EAST AFRICA WATER SUMMIT, 2019
Water remains one of the most valuable resources under the sun as it supports all forms of life. The earth is made up of 75% water bodies and out of these, freshwater accounts for 2.5% of the total global water volume, mostly preserved in glaciers. Water resource has been diminishing with the increase in abstraction… Read the full article >
Climate Action Week 2019!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the first ever London Climate Action Week 1-8th July organised in partnership with the Mayor of London, Sadiq khan. The week was packed full of events and workshops which showcased London’s enthusiasm and expertise as a global leader in the transition to a net-zero city… Read the full article >
2018 .eu Web Awards Gala
On 21st November 2018, EURid for the 5th year running, held their .eu Web Awards which attracted 5 categories namely – The Laurels – won by Fetfx.eu The Leaders – won by Sorbum.eu Rising Star – won by Naturalself.eu Better World – won by Stardustproject.eu House of .eu – won by Socialeurope.eu with a couple… Read the full article >
The Paris Agreement: Look beyond the imperfection
On Saturday December 12, 2015, applause and cheers broke out throughout the conference hall at COP21 in Paris. It was celebration mixed with relief. The result is the first agreement requiring all nations, rich and poor, to pledge action on climate change, with the aim of restricting global warming to “well below 2C above pre-industrial levels”,… Read the full article >
The time is now…
Discussions continue in Paris this week at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) as politicians from all over the world begin their final push to reach a new global accord for action on climate change. Negotiations are due to conclude on Friday but could roll on in to the weekend with some sleepless nights as… Read the full article >
ESOS – Up and Running in 2015
The Environment Agency’s ESOS Compliance Portal is now live as you can see from the timeline below; ESOS requires all large UK enterprises to have an organisational energy audit every four years. In December, the Environment Agency launched its compliance portal through which all submissions must be made in time for the January 2016 start… Read the full article >
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Conference
Part of the co2balance team spent today attending the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuel Conference in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance’s goal is to catalyze the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by households through a market-based approach that will achieve the following objectives: Reduce household… Read the full article >
UK Energy Exposure Day for DFID advisors
Yesterday afternoon, Co2balance attended the UK Energy Exposure Day for DFID advisors at the Bloomberg conference centre in London. The focal point of the conference was energy access and infrastructure development in Africa. It provided an excellent opportunity to network with project developers and donor organisations, share business ideas, discuss sources of funding and learn… Read the full article >