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 >


Uganda Safe Water Project Audits: reviewing the status of our projects

31 May, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

CO2balance projects are renowned for being high impact, transparent, and genuinely benefitting the communities. Therefore, to continue generating high quality carbon credits through our carbon projects, we have a duty to visit our existing projects to inspect their functionality and evaluative if improvements are required. As development in safe water and cooking technologies progresses in… Read the full article >


Improving WASH practices in Uganda through education and knowledge sharing

13 April, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

In February 2022, CO2balance actioned their plan to improve on their existing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in communities that collect safe water from CO2balance operated boreholes. The aim is to improve WASH practices at both the borehole and within households, decreasing the risk of water users becoming ill from contaminated water or poor… Read the full article >


Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, Uganda

12 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

To continue our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from the Senior Environment Officer in Kaliro District, Uganda. CO2balance work closely with government officials throughout safe water projects, from determining which boreholes require rehabilitation to engaging with communities and encouraging them to maintain the functionality of the borehole. To date, CO2balance have rehabilitated 70… 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 >


Recognising World Wildlife Day 2021

3 March, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Safe Water, Uganda, World Days

Taking place on 3rd March 2021, UN World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet”, highlighting the vital role of forests and their ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions… Read the full article >


Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >


Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2balance, CSR Projects, Uganda, World Days

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform to break the stigma on the subject of menstruation, break negative norms and promote good menstrual hygiene management for all women and girls. Millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential, limited by poor menstrual hygiene from a lack of education,… Read the full article >


Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts

1 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >


Celebrating the second International Day of Education

24 January, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda, World Days

Today, the 24th January 2020 is the Second International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the role of Education for bringing global Peace and Sustainable Development. According to UIS data for the school year ending in 2018, about 258 million children and youth aged 6-17 are out of school: about one-sixth of… Read the full article >


Eliminating Violence against Women

26 November, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

The 25th November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today’, with reported 1 in 3 women and girls experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/). Whilst gender-based violence… Read the full article >


CO2balance achieve FIRST-EVER Gender Responsive Certification

6 November, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

CO2balance have recently issued the first ever carbon project with Gold Standard “Gender Responsive” Certification! CO2balance worked with the Gold Standard to certify the impacts of the Lango Safe Water Project on SDG 5: Gender Equality, such as reducing time poverty of women and girls, empowering individuals and communities, and reducing exposure to gender-based violence…. Read the full article >


Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, Uganda

12 June, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training in Kaliro, Uganda

31 May, 2019 | co2james
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

In May, CO2balance in-country partner WAACHA conducted WASH training in Kaliro District, Uganda. The purpose of the annual training is to sensitise the communities on important issues such as keeping the area around the borehole clean and storing water correctly. The training takes place every year to reinforce these values. These important visits ensure that… Read the full article >