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 >


The Keeling Curve Prize…congratulations to our longstanding partner Vita!

12 July, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Improved Cookstoves, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

What is the Keeling Curve Prize? A globally recognised annual award to elevate some of the world’s best climate solutions. The KCP awards organisations worldwide across five categories that are effectively reducing, removing to replacing greenhouse gas emissions; this year applicants were from 114 countries from some of the most underserved communities. CO2balance are delighted… Read the full article >


East African Drought Crisis..

28 April, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Climate Change, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

The East African region is set to face its worst drought period since 1981 and the countries that will be mainly affected are Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. A drought is when lower-than-normal rainfall extends across multiple rainy seasons or years. The expected impacts of the drought include: – 13 million people to face food insecurity– Up… Read the full article >



Vita Partnership – Ethiopia Water Project

12 July, 2021 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Ethiopia

The Safe Water Projects we certify supply clean drinking water to people all over Sub Saharan Africa. We work hard to contribute to a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) when developing projects. Vita is a great organisation which CO2balance work with to certify the carbon reductions from their projects. We first partnered with them… Read the full article >


Turning the tide in Africa’s 5000-year fight against desertification

17 June, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Climate Change, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Did you know that the Sahara Desert used to be green? The vast expanse of dusty desert and blistering sand was, 9000 years ago, a lush green savannah. This period was known as the ‘Neolithic Subpluvial’, a time of mega-lakes surrounded by grasslands and wildebeest and early human settlements[1]. Then, about 5000 years ago, the… Read the full article >


‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia

12 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita.  As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >




Project Visit

14 October, 2016 | co2richardstone
Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya

Last month, I returned from a trip to Ethiopia and Kenya where I was able to see projects that are in their infancy but also some of our well-established projects. It was great to see people’s enthusiasm for the projects with the expectation that the projects would make a measurable difference in their lives but… Read the full article >