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 >




Introducing myself…

31 October, 2022 | Isobel O’Loughlin
Categories: CO2balance

Hello, my name is Isobel and I recently joined CO2balance as a carbon projects officer! I am excited to get involved with work on the intersection between sustainable development and carbon finance. I will primarily be working on safe water and improved cookstove projects in Eritrea and Ethiopia, but I am also interested in exploring… 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 >


A Just Energy Transition and Climate Financing

29 July, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

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 >


Adapting to Water Stress Through Desalination

18 July, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Safe Water

Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >


Vital Mangrove Ecosystems in the Face of Our Climate Crisis

29 June, 2022 | Serena Coccioli
Categories: Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Mangroves, West Africa

Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Less attention is given to their protection compared to tropical rainforests and coral reefs, despite studies showing they experience higher rates of destruction1. This unique ecosystem of plants adapted to the extreme intertidal zone, plays an important role as a carbon sink through the… 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 >


Climate Change Case Studies Series – sharing the unheard voices

3 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sierra Leone

This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >


Kenya: 2021 Mangrove Planting Underway

8 July, 2021 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: CO2balance, Kenya, Mangroves

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 >


A small change can make a big difference…

27 April, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Climate Change

Small alterations can cause large-scale, irreversible changes and, in the case of the climate, this can cause a dramatic shift to an entire climate system. Scientific evidence suggests that irreversible changes in the Earth’s climate systems are underway, meaning we are in a state of planetary emergency. Scientists commonly refer to ‘tipping points’ in this… Read the full article >