Last week marked the first official World Seagrass Day! As of 2023, the 1st of March is now formally recognised by the United Nations as World Seagrass Day, in order to highlight the importance of these marine habitats. “The seagrass ecosystem is a perfect example of nature in action, where habitats and the delicate web… Read the full article >
COPs aren’t just for climate change!
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
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 >
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?
Hello there! I am Prince, I just joined CO2balance and I would like to share a little bit about myself. Just who am I? I am Ghanaian, a true pan-African, a person passionate about African development and making the world at large a better place. I am not limited by boundaries; I don’t like to… Read the full article >
Successful improved cookstove distribution ongoing in Kayonza District, Rwanda!
CO2balance in collaboration with our excellant long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Prosperity, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.
Celebrating International Youth Day 2022!
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
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
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
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 >
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 >
Climate Change Case Studies Series: Farmer, Rwanda
As we enter the new year, we are continuing to use our platform to share the voices of those on the frontline of climate change. This month, we hear from Gaudance; a 50 year old farmer who lives in rural Rwanda and has seen an array of impacts caused by increasingly severe changes to the… Read the full article >
Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, 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
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
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 >