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 >


Zoba Maekel, Eritrea – Completion of Borehole Repairs

30 March, 2016 | co2ethanobrien
Categories: Eritrea, Safe Water

After three months of enormous efforts our project partners Vita have successfully completed the repair and maintenance of 48 bore holes in the central region administration of Eritrea (or Zoba Maekel) This repair programme has received mass support and satisfaction from the beneficiaries that will now benefit from access to clean water across the entire district…. 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 >


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 >


Progress in Malawi

19 September, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

Last week we received confirmation from the Gold Standard that our first 4 micro scale borehole projects in Malawi had been Listed. This is a land mark in what has been a slow moving project but one that carries an enormous amount of potential. The project aims to improve access to clean water in one of the world’s… Read the full article >


Welcome

11 August, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: CO2Balance

Last week we welcomed two new Carbon Projects Officers into the team to help manage the growing portfolio of projects that CO2balance are implementing. Both Antonis and Ethan completed their masters degrees at Edinburgh University and come to us full of knowledge on all things carbon. New members joining the team is always an exciting time… Read the full article >


Boreholes In Malawi

14 July, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

At the end of last week we received an update from our partners, Concern Universal, in Malawi that a total of 62 boreholes have been repaired and are now providing clean water for local communities. This marks a significant milestone in the project to date as it means we can soon submit to the Gold… Read the full article >



Safe Water in Malawi with Concern Universal

15 May, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

CO2balance is pleased to announce that it has recently submitted 4 micro scale projects to the Gold Standard Foundation for listing. This marks a milestone in our work to date with Concern Universal in Malawi and lays the foundations for scaling up our partnership further. The projects in question aim to provide safe water to households… Read the full article >


Why invest in borehole projects in Uganda?

14 April, 2014 | eszterhegyi
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

In our previous blog entries we have already discussed how borehole rehabilitation projects can reduce co2 emissions originated from burning biomass for water purification. Today’s blog entry wants to shed a light on the current situation of the water sector in Northern Uganda to show that beside climate change mitigation, investing in borehole projects makes… Read the full article >