Counting the Cost

16 June, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Human life requires cooking, which means having access to fuel. Most families across the globe especially in developing nations depend on traditional stoves for cooking. These stoves emit a huge amount of smoke that affects the families. For anyone who relies on an open fire to cook daily meals, the need for fuel rivals that for… Read the full article >


Forests Matter

6 June, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Climate Change, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Gathering from studies done by FAO, Forest Resource Assessment 1990, Kenya is classified among the countries with low forest cover of less than 2% of the total land area. Forests are a vital resource supporting the livelihoods of rural communities in Kenya. In spite of this significant role, human activities have put increased pressure on… Read the full article >


Costly Smoke

17 May, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

According to WHO indoor smoke from coal, wood or dung – used as cooking fuel by more than 3 billion people worldwide – ranks ahead of unsafe water as a cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Almost 2 million deaths a year are caused by cooking smoke, which is linked to pneumonia in… Read the full article >



New VCS Issuance – Kenya Cookstoves

22 February, 2017 | rholdstock
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

CO2Balance successfully issued over 50,000 VERs under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)  for its efficient cookstove projects located in the constituencies of Mathira and Eldoret East, and Keiyo District. Six years after the initial distribution of efficient cook stoves in these areas, the projects continue operating well, with 97% of stoves continuing to be used…. Read the full article >


The Joy of Cooking Together….

9 February, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Carbon Zero Kenya Limited though not so pronounced remains a huge player in environmental conservation initiatives in Africa for instance  considering its efforts to combat effects of climate change in Kenya. Over the past few years Carbon Zero has helped install over 65,000 cook stoves in the country which have gone a long way in… Read the full article >


Successful First Issuance of West Kisumu Small-scale Cookstoves Project in Kenya

17 January, 2017 | kellydorkenooco2
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

This week at Co2balance we have had some good news for our improved cookstoves project in West Kisumu: it was issued for the first time since its implementation in 2011! Over the course of the project, we distributed more than 1500 stoves to rural communities in the region. This was achieved through a collaboration with… 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 >



Repairing for better service….

30 August, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Before the last  four years moving most if not all households in Shimba Hills (Maungu, Kasighau, Golini and Muhaka) in Taita Taveta and Kwale  Counties were using traditional three-stone fireplace for cooking. During that period women used to spend an average of 15 hours per week collecting fuel wood from local forests in the larger… Read the full article >