In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.
Relishing our impact! – Gambia Safe Water Annual Monitoring
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
Qatar 2022 World Cup, climate action and the sustainability drive
Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?
Electrification and Decarbonisation
To mitigate climate change, governments around the world are engaging in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Key in this is the movement away from burning fossil fuels. In 2020, 84.3% of the world’s primary energy consumption came from fossil fuels, and fossil fuel consumption has increased by 44% since 20001. Industries contributing to this… Read the full article >
A Just Energy Transition and Climate Financing
According to the UN DESA, a just energy transition is defined as “enhancing human well-being, health, and capabilities, increase resilience and drive innovation towards a sustainable society at all levels” (UN DESA, 2021). Therefore, the goal is to not only successfully transition to greener energy but prevent or minimise any injustices along the journey, equity… Read the full article >
Regenerative Agriculture: The Next Great Carbon Frontier?
by Rachel Brooks Humans have been farming for more than 12,000 years, yet no period of history has seen agricultural practice evolve more quickly than that since the First World War. Work by German chemist Fritz Haber at the turn of the twentieth century on fixing that most elusive component of the air around us… Read the full article >
Kenya: 2021 Mangrove Planting Underway
CO2balance, in partnership with Natural Capital Partners, are targeting a massive 200,000 trees planted in this year’s planting season. The mangrove rehabilitation project, which saw 54,400 trees planted in 2020, is back underway for 2021. The project is situated along Mtwapa Creek, Kenya and supports two mangrove rehabilitation groups; Abent and Comensum. The groups are… Read the full article >
Keeping Carbon Locked Up: Realising the Benefits of Our Peatlands
It’s easy to dismiss the earth beneath our feet, but the soil we walk on may have potential for storing significant amounts of carbon. For example, in the UK, the peatlands have been referred to as the ‘UK’s rainforests’ as they act as an important carbon store. Peat is found in almost every country on… Read the full article >
Offset your emissions directly!
Exciting news! Carbon credits produced by CO2balance’s bespoke projects are now available to purchase on the website. Simply visit our site for more information. CO2balance’s projects generate the highest quality carbon credits, positively contributing to multiple Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG 5 Gender Equality.
Earth Day 2020
22 April 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day, a movement which began in the USA as a unified response to an environment hurtling towards irreparable damage. The past year has seen Climate Change arguably entering the media mainstream for the first time. Activists like Greta Thunberg have provided a focal point behind which people… Read the full article >
Netflix: Analysing the UK’s Habit
Netflix is a big deal. How big? Well, according to this article there were roughly 9.8 million UK subscribers in 2018. That leads to an impressive amount of streaming occurring every day within the UK, but have you ever considered the environmental impact of our on-demand habit? CO2balance decided to take a look and the… Read the full article >
Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, 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 >
Corporate Climate Action
Last week, I received confirmation that I obtained a high pass in the GHG Management Institute’s course in Organisational Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting; this is part of our constant efforts to upskill the team so that we can continue to work to the highest standards. All our business reports are produced in accordance with the… Read the full article >
A word from the Old……
In the vast county of Taita-Taveta, a small village of Kajire in Sagalla location thrives. And here we meet up with women from Kajire women group who have gathered for their monthly merry go round. With smiles and excitement on their faces they welcome us to their sitting. We introduce ourselves and we begin our… Read the full article >
Issuance of Msambweni, Kenya ICS project
CO2balance celebrated another milestone last week as we issued another of our Kenyan Improved Cook Stove projects under the Gold Standard. Situated in the coastal region of Kenya, the beautiful beaches are a popular tourist destination but local populations are still reliant on wood fuel and traditional three-stone fires for cooking. Over the past years we… Read the full article >