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 >




A word from the Old……

26 August, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

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 >


Cooking Differently

8 August, 2016 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Approximately three billion people across the globe cook every day using open, three-stone fires or rudimentary traditional stoves. Cooking with these traditional cook stoves is inefficient and grossly polluting, harming health and the environment, and contributing to global warming. In many places worldwide, women must walk for hours to collect firewood, risking their safety and… Read the full article >




Paris in Focus

15 April, 2016 | co2richardstone
Categories: Climate Change

Next week, on April 22nd, the environment will come under focus as the world celebrates another annual ‘Earth Day’; this one bears more significance than most as world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York to sign the Paris Agreement. As the Paris Agreement will no doubt gain extra media attention next week,… Read the full article >


Green Climate Fund and CDM

14 April, 2016 | eszterhegyi
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

Early last month, South Korea’s Songdo hosted to the latest meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). CDKN’s Christina Elvers observed that compared to last year’s disappointing meeting in Zambia, GCF managed to make some major progress with the US signing the first tranche ($500m) of their commitment to the GCF. Riding on the momentum… Read the full article >


Zoba Anseba Cookstoves: Tekea and her Award Winning Eritrean Stove

31 March, 2016 | co2ethanobrien
Categories: Case Study, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

Tekea Tsefagherghesh keeps her home spotlessly clean – not an easy task in Eritrea, a hot and dusty sub-Saharan country.  Tekea’s village, Adi Tekelezan, is 2,500 metres above sea level and about 40 minutes’ drive north of Eritrea’s capital Asmara. Within the low walls is the mid-sized hut that contains Tekea’s most proud possession; her… Read the full article >