Budget 2016 – A missed opportunity?

17 March, 2016 | co2richardstone
Categories: ESOS

We heard from the Chancellor George Osborne yesterday as he set out government spending plans and it certainly offered a mixed bag for the energy and environment sector. It was framed as a budget of long-term solutions, “putting the next generation first”, which was promising following the recent Paris Agreement, however this claim has since… Read the full article >


Carbon Counting

11 March, 2016 | co2richardstone
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change

Since the Paris agreement was reached and political leaders across the world signalled their ambition and direction for the path ahead, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a huge need for ‘carbon accountants’. Now, the title ‘accountant’ doesn’t often inspire great aspirations but this is a different breed of accountant with a very… Read the full article >


Eritrea: Programme Report

16 February, 2016 | co2ethanobrien
Categories: Eritrea, Safe Water

Recently I had the opportunity to accompany our project partners Vita on an in country visit to Eritrea to report on the great work currently going on in country. The collaboration between Vita and co2balance continues to go from strength to strength and it impacts on the lives of Eritrean people is profound. I have… Read the full article >


Fairtrade Climate Standard Approved

5 February, 2016 | richardiliffe
Categories: Climate Change

A small but important announcement was made late last year as world leaders debated the way forward on climate legislation at COP 21 – the Fairtrade Climate Standard was released.  This new venture – in partnership with the Gold Standard Foundation – aims to further utilise carbon offset projects to increase skills, knowledge and financial… Read the full article >



A low-carbon Christmas

22 December, 2015 | co2richardstone
Categories: Climate Change

Tis the season to be jolly, merry and usually extravagant but instead of a white Christmas, perhaps a ‘green Christmas’ would be the best way to finish what has been a very positive year for the environment. Here are a few ways in which you can lower your carbon footprint this festive season and truly… Read the full article >


The time is now…

8 December, 2015 | co2richardstone
Categories: Conferences

Discussions continue in Paris this week at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) as politicians from all over the world begin their final push to reach a new global accord for action on climate change. Negotiations are due to conclude on Friday but could roll on in to the weekend with some sleepless nights as… Read the full article >


CO2balance Issues 4 Ugandan Borehole VPAs under The Gold Standard

3 December, 2015 | Lucas Emmerson
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

Since 2013, CO2balance has been developing a number of borehole rehabilitation projects in Uganda under the Gold Standard voluntary carbon offset scheme. After almost 2 years, we are glad to announce that 4 VPAs in the Lango sub-region (Dokolo, Alebtong and Otuke Districts) have recently issued carbon credits for the first time. This is a… Read the full article >


Making Better Use of My Free Time!

2 November, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Rural women largely contribute to agricultural and rural enterprises therefore driving local and global economy which in turn contributes to Sustainable development goals. However, persistent structural constraints such as lack of education and constant exposure to risks of violence hamper their full potential in growing economies around them. In rural areas, women are culturally assigned… Read the full article >


The Treasure of Kaptagat Forest!

27 October, 2015 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Deforestation is considered to be one of the contributing factors to global climate change. One problem caused by deforestation is the impact on the global carbon cycle. If greenhouse gases are in large enough quantity, they can force climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent greenhouse gas. Trees can help a lot as… Read the full article >


High Hopes on the Road to Paris

4 September, 2015 | co2richardstone
Categories: Climate Change

Global support for climate action is growing and with less than 100 days to go before a deal is struck in Paris, there is an increasing focus on governments around the world to match this support with political will. Unlike the heady days of the ‘90s when agreements in Rio and Kyoto left environmental campaigners… Read the full article >