Malawi May Trip: Community Visits and WASH Training in 2024!

26 June, 2024 | Rebecca Barton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Malawi, Safe Water

In May this year, two CO2balance team members travelled to Malawi to visit the safe water projects we work on with our partner, Self Help Africa. It was a great time of year to visit central Malawi just after the rainy season, and we appreciated being able to accompany the field team in visiting the… Read the full article >


Quantifying impacts – annual monitoring takes place in Rwanda!

22 November, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

In July 2023, we undertook annual monitoring for the first time on our new Rwanda stove project, where we have distributed tens of thousands of improved cookstoves to households in the districts of Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke. This was an opportunity to quantify the impact the Canarumwe stoves have made on the lives of the… Read the full article >


Gambia Safe Water Project achieves second credit issue

16 October, 2023 | Prince Teye
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, The Gambia, West Africa

Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.



Turning Emissions into Opportunities: Northern Uganda Carbon Credit Issuance Continues

9 August, 2023 | Will Hooton
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

CO2Balance has achieved a significant milestone in its Northern Uganda safe water project by issuing carbon credits for the second time. This highlights the project’s ongoing success in promoting sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Safe water access is a pressing issue for approximately 8 million Ugandans. Projects like these are vital for the well-being… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Lango Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Uganda

20 July, 2023 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

With 21 million people in Uganda still without access to clean water (WaterAid), communities are often relying on unsafe wells, lakes and other open water sources that are highly susceptible to contamination. Many existing boreholes across Uganda are owned by community groups and have fallen into disrepair because maintenance programmes have been poorly managed or proven… Read the full article >


Cookstove distribution in Rwanda continues!

4 July, 2023 | Kate Danter
Categories: CO2balance, Improved Cookstoves, Rwanda, Sustainable Development Goals

CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >


Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >



CO2balance achieve FIRST-EVER Gender Responsive Certification

6 November, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

CO2balance have recently issued the first ever carbon project with Gold Standard “Gender Responsive” Certification! CO2balance worked with the Gold Standard to certify the impacts of the Lango Safe Water Project on SDG 5: Gender Equality, such as reducing time poverty of women and girls, empowering individuals and communities, and reducing exposure to gender-based violence…. Read the full article >


Celebrating Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

International Women’s Day 2019 comes at a very exciting time for CO2balance. Over the past couple of years, we have been working towards registering our borehole projects in Lango sub-region in Uganda under the Gold Standard’s Gender Equality methodology. The projects have now completed the process of registration under this methodology, making them the first… Read the full article >


Promoting Gender Equality in Uganda

18 January, 2018 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

Projects under the Gold Standard, the principle body through which we verify carbon credits at CO2balance, are currently undergoing transition to a new methodology, Gold Standard for the Global Goals. Projects making this transition will be required to demonstrate the impacts they are having towards achieving some of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…. Read the full article >



Repairing for better service….

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

Before the last  four years moving most if not all households in Shimba Hills (Maungu, Kasighau, Golini and Muhaka) in Taita Taveta and Kwale  Counties were using traditional three-stone fireplace for cooking. During that period women used to spend an average of 15 hours per week collecting fuel wood from local forests in the larger… 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 >