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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
CO2balance is pleased to annouce that our safe water projects in the Chipinge and Mutare districts of Zimbabwe have been sucessfully verified and issued under the Gold Standard.
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.
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 >
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 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 >
This week saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November. 2020 has been a year where much developmental progress has halted, with people confined to their homes to protect them from contracting the virus. This has meant that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly violence,… Read the full article >
We have recently hit a big milestone here at CO2balance: we have now rehabilitated the first half batch of boreholes planned in our safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia, respectively rehabbing 400 and 100 boreholes and providing safe water to about 250,000 people. 2020 has of course been a very challenging year up until… Read the full article >
The larger population of homes in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to water. Women and girls have to trek barefooted my miles in search of water not minding its quality. Covering 4 to 5 Kms daily for not just one trip but several is not an easy task. In Kididima village in Kilifi… Read the full article >
For many women in Kenya water remains a personal crisis. Majority of women and girls are overburdened by the many domestic chores assigned to them by society i.e. fetching water, collecting firewood, taking care of children etc. Women and girls spend disproportionately more time than men fetching water and firewood, farming, caring for children, the… Read the full article >
Celebrated since 1974, the 5th of June is a renowned day for the environment. World Environment Day, it’s Time For Nature. The official statement headlining this years Environment day from the UN – ‘the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come… Read the full article >
The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) was originally due to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. In light of the pandemic, it has now been rescheduled for 1-12 November 2021, same location. It is understandable that a conference of this scale, which facilitates the worlds most pressing… Read the full article >