Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway

3 July, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Kenya, Mangroves

Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale[1]. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >


Earth Day 2020

22 April, 2020 | Thomas Devesa
Categories: Climate Change, CO2Balance, World Days

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 >


Safe Water Project Implementation in Kono and Kenema Districts, Sierra Leone

2 April, 2020 | co2james
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, Safe Water, Sierra Leone, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance began exploring the feasibility of a safe water project in Sierra Leone in 2018. We have partnered with local NGO ‘Community Organisation for Development and Empowerment – Sierra Leone’ (CODE-SL), based in Bo, who are experienced in delivering high-impact WASH and development projects in the Eastern Province. The CO2balance Safe Water Projects is 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

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 >




Sawadee Krap to the UNFCCC in Bangkok

12 September, 2018 | co2james
Categories: Climate Change

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently meeting in Bangkok to draft a rulebook for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement, which will form the basis of the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland in December.  The objective of the rulebook is to provide a streamlined draft which will assist discussions at the Katowice… Read the full article >



A New Beginning in Zimbabwe

10 May, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Safe Water, Zimbabwe

Since Summer 2017, CO2balance has been exploring the possibility of starting a programme of borehole rehabilitation and maintenance in Zimbabwe. Almost a year after this research began, the idea is finally coming to fruition, with a partnership having been struck up with Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP). DOMCCP is an experienced local NGO… Read the full article >


Full-steam ahead towards 1.5C! – Greenhouse Gas Emissions of the Shipping Industry

11 April, 2018 | co2james
Categories: Climate Change

The shipping industry contributes 2-3% of global GHG emissions, roughly the same as Germany. However, much like the aviation industry, it was not included in the Paris Agreement 2015 which requires nations to set out mitigation and adaptation GHG targets.     The UN International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is meeting in London this week (9th… Read the full article >