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 >


IMPACTS OF SAFE WATER: A Focus on Ireen Chibangula

18 March, 2024 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, Safe Water, Zambia

Ireen Chibangula, living in Zambia’s Central Province, works as a seasonal farmer, growing maize, groundnuts and soybean, which she also sells for an income. The rehabilitated handpump, has improved her family’s health as well as reduced time spent collecting water and firewood. Old Waterpoint of the village “Before our community borehole got rehabilitated, we would… Read the full article >



Measuring impacts in Burkina Faso!

26 January, 2024 | Lorenzo Gubbini
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… Read the full article >


Safe water for people and Rhinos – our partnership with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary!

11 December, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: Case Study, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

At CO2balance, our Central and Western safe water project has rehabilitated 41 boreholes in the Nakasongola and Masindi districts of Uganda. Alongside the usual contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals we make, for this project we also partner with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, who work to protect and preserve the endangered white rhino! In the… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Dowa Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Malawi.

16 November, 2023 | Johanna Grosssteinbeck
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

The microscale safe water project in Dowa District, Malawi has been successful in addressing SDG5 (achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG6 (clean water and sanitation). In collaboration with our partner Self Help Africa (former United Purpose), this project is contributing to improved access to clean water. Although Malawi is technically… Read the full article >


Gambia Safe Water Project achieves second credit issue

16 October, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, The Gambia, West Africa

Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.



Turning Emissions into Opportunities: Northern Uganda Carbon Credit Issuance Continues

9 August, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

CO2Balance has achieved a significant milestone in its Northern Uganda safe water project by issuing carbon credits for the second time. This highlights the project’s ongoing success in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Safe water access is a pressing issue for approximately 8 million Ugandans. Projects like these are vital for the well-being… Read the full article >


SMALL PROJECT, LARGE IMPACT

1 August, 2023 | Katienne Miranda
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Mozambique, Safe Water, Southeast Africa

Our microscale Project in Manica Province, Mozambique has issued credits for the 3rd time! Indicating success in delivering safe water, with our partners Village Water and WATSAN to rural communities in Mozambique. This project began in 2018, with the rehabilitation of an Afridev pump, as seen below. Rehabilitation of an Afridev pump in 16 de… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Lango Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Uganda

20 July, 2023 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… 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 >



Borehole rehabilitations in Burkina Faso!

15 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water

In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >