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 >



Centring Women in Clean Cooking Projects is Key to Success – A Case study from Kenya

31 January, 2022 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Case Study, Kenya

Wisdom Energy Hub Ltd is a cookstoves’ manufacturing facility based in Nyandarua, Kenya, that designs, manufactures, and sells a clean cooking stove referred to as the Wisdom Jiko. Wisdom Energy has sold over 6,000 of these stoves across Kenya. You can learn more about the stoves here. Wisdom Energy made its first sale of cookstoves… Read the full article >


Kenya: 2021 Mangrove Planting Underway

8 July, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2balance, Kenya, Mangroves

CO2balance, in partnership with Natural Capital Partners, are targeting a massive 200,000 trees planted in this year’s planting season. The mangrove rehabilitation project, which saw 54,400 trees planted in 2020, is back underway for 2021. The project is situated along Mtwapa Creek, Kenya and supports two mangrove rehabilitation groups; Abent and Comensum. The groups are… 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 >


30 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH KENYA

5 March, 2021 | hywel
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

I didn’t really know what to expect. I was a mixture of excitement, trepidation and adventure. I was touching down at Moi International Airport. It was my first visit to Mombasa. In fact, my first visit to Africa. That was September 1991. Despite a gap of 30 years, I can still feel that first blast… 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 >


Seeing is believing

27 July, 2020 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Kenya, Safe Water

Water is life and connects all aspects of it. Hearing that some villages in Kenya still live without proper access to water sounds unreal but that is the reality of life in several villages in Kilifi County, in the larger coastal region of Kenya. After visiting Kilifi County a few times and learning that majority… 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 >