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 >


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 >



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 >


Cookstove distribution in Rwanda continues!

4 July, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring completed for our Malawi Stove project

26 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Malawi, Sustainable Development Goals

Project activities within our joint stove project with Self Help Africa (formerly United Purpose) have faced recent hurdles due to the ongoing challenges presented by the Cyclone Freddie and cholera outbreak. Things are beginning to ease and annual monitoring has just successfully taken place. The team travelled to 8 communities to conduct in-personal questionnaires, with… Read the full article >







What’s Cooking in Rwanda

24 August, 2021 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, COVID-19, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda

Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the largest protected wetland in Central Africa. It is home to rhinos, lions, and more recently, one of CO2balance’s latest projects. There are 400,000 people living in the periphery of the park, many of whom depend on the park’s activities for their livelihoods and amenities. Demand for firewood for cooking… Read the full article >


New Kenyan Cookstove Project Underway!

14 May, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

CO2balance are excited to announce the initiation of a new Improved Cookstove Project in Central Kenya, the Murang’a Improved Cookstove Project. We have partnered with Wisdom Energy Hub, providing support through carbon financing. Wisdom Energy Hub conducted a hugely successful project launch meeting at the end of April, with 15 members of the community in… 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 >