COPs aren’t just for climate change!

15 December, 2022 | Kate Danter
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals

With not much obvious change happening within the voluntary carbon market as a result of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in November, attention has turned to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, currently taking place in Montreal, Canada. This COP has been dubbed the ‘Paris moment for nature’. Following on from… Read the full article >


Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >


Celebrating International Youth Day 2022!

12 August, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Intergenerational Solidarity; Creating a World for All Ages As we know, climate change is causing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events. It is affecting every country in every continent. No one is excluded from the impacts of climate change and, therefore, all generations are both victims to this disaster… Read the full article >




Local Stakeholder Consultation in Burkina Faso

10 June, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Burkina Faso, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

On the 19th of May, a local stakeholder consultation was held in the Nord region of Burkina Faso, where we have initiated a safe water project. These events are of extreme importance to us, as they provide an opportunity for horizontal communication with local stakeholders that may be directly or indirectly influenced by the project,… 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 >


Annual Monitoring takes place in Lundazi, Zambia

18 October, 2021 | Megan Jones
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >


Inclusive and accessible COP 26 for everyone!

7 October, 2021 | Maria
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

As the 26th edition of the global Climate Change Conference is approaching, this year it will be held in Glasgow. During this two-week meeting, the main political leaders and delegates from countries across the globe will attempt to finalise the rules needed to put the Paris Agreement into effect. It will also be an opportunity… Read the full article >


High Praise for our Ugandan Safe Water Project

22 September, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

In Uganda, across our projects in Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, and Dokolo Districts, an independent objective observer has been assessing our safe water project as part of the thorough verification process carried out by Gold Standard. The observer assessed whether the project goes beyond ‘business as usual’ and contributes to climate security and sustainable development. Safeguarding… Read the full article >



Boosting SDGs in Zimbabwe: Impact from latest annual monitoring

29 January, 2021 | Tor Tennant
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Zimbabwe

CO2balance project activity in Zimbabwe has involved working in collaboration with a local NGO, the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP), to rehabilitate and maintain safe water sources in the Manicaland province. To date, 30 boreholes have been rehabilitated and have provided a safe water source for local communities for nearly three years.


CO2balance moving into 2021

13 January, 2021 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, COVID-19, Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. 2019 was the second warmest year on record, with atmospheric concentrations of CO2 projected to continue rising. Factoring in the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s SDGs slogan ‘Leave No One Behind’ is more relevant than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest economic and social crisis… Read the full article >


We’ve reached every eligible community in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone!

17 December, 2020 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance has now rehabilitated every borehole in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, that are eligible under the Gold Standard. This comes as CO2balance prepares to issue its first credits from these projects – the first Gold Standard clean water credits from Sierra Leone. [Eligibility here refers to those boreholes which have broken down, in… Read the full article >


The Significance of This Year’s Human Rights Day

10 December, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, World Days

The United Nation’s Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 10th December. This year’s theme aims to ‘Recover Better’ with a focus of standing up to human rights in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Human rights are intertwined with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Access to human rights is progressed through action on… Read the full article >