CO2balance projects are renowned for being high impact, transparent, and genuinely benefitting the communities. Therefore, to continue generating high quality carbon credits through our carbon projects, we have a duty to visit our existing projects to inspect their functionality and evaluative if improvements are required. As development in safe water and cooking technologies progresses in… Read the full article >
In February 2022, CO2balance actioned their plan to improve on their existing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in communities that collect safe water from CO2balance operated boreholes. The aim is to improve WASH practices at both the borehole and within households, decreasing the risk of water users becoming ill from contaminated water or poor… Read the full article >
We are pleased to announce we have started a new water project in Burkina Faso! Together with our in country partner, Transform Burkina, we will be rehabilitating around 520 water points over the next 5 years, providing safe water to rural communities. These communities, currently have no other clean water source, and rely on open… Read the full article >
Up next in our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from Francois Xavier Murinda, a Project Manager from Rwandans4Water, who oversees our borehole projects in Rwanda. Rwandans4Water are an NGO providing training and support to communities for efforts in environment, water, sanitation and hygiene.
This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >
Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >
After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all familiar with the need to clean our hands with soapy water after touching communal surfaces – be it door handles, handrails or the like. But what if you live somewhere without running water, like rural Sierra Leone? With limited access to healthcare, the potential… Read the full article >
In Uganda, across our projects in Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, and Dokolo Districts, an independent objective observer has been assessing our safe water project as part of the thorough verification process carried out by Gold Standard. The observer assessed whether the project goes beyond ‘business as usual’ and contributes to climate security and sustainable development. Safeguarding… Read the full article >
Taking place on 3rd March 2021, UN World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet”, highlighting the vital role of forests and their ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions… Read the full article >
CO2balance project activity in Zimbabwe has involved working in collaboration with a local NGO, the Diocese of Mutare Community Care Programme (DOMCCP), to rehabilitate and maintain safe water sources in the Manicaland province. To date, 30 boreholes have been rehabilitated and have provided a safe water source for local communities for nearly three years.
CO2balance has now rehabilitated every borehole in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, that are eligible under the Gold Standard. This comes as CO2balance prepares to issue its first credits from these projects – the first Gold Standard clean water credits from Sierra Leone. [Eligibility here refers to those boreholes which have broken down, in… Read the full article >
CO2balance began exploring the feasibility of a safe water project in Sierra Leone in 2018. We have partnered with local NGO ‘Community Organisation for Development and Empowerment – Sierra Leone’ (CODE-SL), based in Bo, who are experienced in delivering high-impact WASH and development projects in the Eastern Province. The CO2balance Safe Water Projects is the… Read the full article >
Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >
Today we are celebrating World Environment Day, an annual event created by the United Nations in 1974 to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since its creation, the event has grown to become a global movement for public outreach for the need of environmental action. Each World Environment Day has a new… Read the full article >
In May, CO2balance in-country partner WAACHA conducted WASH training in Kaliro District, Uganda. The purpose of the annual training is to sensitise the communities on important issues such as keeping the area around the borehole clean and storing water correctly. The training takes place every year to reinforce these values. These important visits ensure that… Read the full article >