COPs aren’t just for climate change!

15 December, 2022 | Kate Danter
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Conferences, Sustainable Development Goals

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 >




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 >




Introducing Myself…

24 March, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: CO2balance

Hello, I’m Stephen and I’ve just joined CObBalance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the great work of the organization and to help deliver projects in Africa and beyond. Having completed my undergraduate Economics degree at the University of Sheffield I struggled to know what I wanted to do… Read the full article >


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 >



Giving Power to Rural Women

23 September, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

With the support of Australian High Commission in Kenya in the 2015 Carbon Zero Kenya partnered with a women group (Umeme women group) in Western Kenya in Kisumu West to produce 900 cook stoves and sell them within the community. The women were empowered with skills in stove production and marketing. The aim of the… Read the full article >


Counting the Cost

16 June, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Human life requires cooking, which means having access to fuel. Most families across the globe especially in developing nations depend on traditional stoves for cooking. These stoves emit a huge amount of smoke that affects the families. For anyone who relies on an open fire to cook daily meals, the need for fuel rivals that for… Read the full article >


Costly Smoke

17 May, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Case Study, Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

According to WHO indoor smoke from coal, wood or dung – used as cooking fuel by more than 3 billion people worldwide – ranks ahead of unsafe water as a cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Almost 2 million deaths a year are caused by cooking smoke, which is linked to pneumonia in… Read the full article >



The Joy of Cooking Together….

9 February, 2017 | co2mosesmaina
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Carbon Zero Kenya Limited though not so pronounced remains a huge player in environmental conservation initiatives in Africa for instance  considering its efforts to combat effects of climate change in Kenya. Over the past few years Carbon Zero has helped install over 65,000 cook stoves in the country which have gone a long way in… Read the full article >