Sawadee Krap to the UNFCCC in Bangkok

12 September, 2018 | co2james
Categories: Climate Change

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently meeting in Bangkok to draft a rulebook for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement, which will form the basis of the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland in December.  The objective of the rulebook is to provide a streamlined draft which will assist discussions at the Katowice… 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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Developing Leaders

26 March, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: CO2Balance

On Tuesday the 25th March we welcomed Dr Ian Williams from CaplorHorizons into the CO2balance office in Taunton to provide leadership training to various members of the organisation. Amongst other things CaplorHorizons aims to inspire sustainability in business and communities as well as delivering training programmes that build remarkable teams. The session covered many areas and there… Read the full article >


5* Luxury Meets 5* Sustainability

28 February, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Kenya

This week I was fortunate enough to be invited to Mara Bushtops, a safari camp located in a private conservancy on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve. The aim of the visit wasn’t rest and relaxation but to understand the types of environmentally friendly initiatives they have already implemented and discuss ways that… Read the full article >


Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Conference

4 February, 2014 | CO2balance
Categories: Conferences, Improved Cookstoves

Part of the co2balance team spent today attending the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuel Conference in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Alliance’s goal is to catalyze the adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by households through a market-based approach that will achieve the following objectives: Reduce household… Read the full article >



Early Stove Development 2012

13 December, 2013 | CO2balance
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Kenya

Over the last year co2balance have been developing ways to create efficient cook stoves in the countries they work in. The aim is to have defined parameters that allow Artisans to build stoves that perform reliably. Stephen Borman has been working with the Kenyan office to source local materials that are suitable for Improved Stoves…. Read the full article >