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May 2014

Mark Simpson, Managing Director, CO2balance UK Ltd

April has been yet another brilliant month for CO2balance. With over 100,000 VER's issued from our Shimba Hills and Meru improved cook stove projects, the positive impacts are demonstrated by Biasha Suleiman from Muhaka below.

We have received grant funding from the Australian High Commission to assist in creating self sustaining micro businesses in Kisumu to sell improved cook stoves into the community.

In Rwanda we have successfully completed the implementation of 1,800 improved cook stoves in Bugesera District.

Outside of CO2balance the recently unveiled UN climate impact report has sent out a stark reminder to the global community, detailing the most convincing evidence to date on climate change. The call to adapt must be taken onboard globally, as our Uganda Coordinator Andrew points out below 'Climate change to everyone in Uganda is real' and should be seen as an opportunity to change our behaviour to do things properly such as our Uganda borehole rehabilitation programme.

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Shimba Hills Cookstove Second Issuance

After weeks of rigorous review of the Gold Standard, the second issuance of voluntary emission reductions (VERs) for the Shimba Hills Improved Cookstove Project has now been finally approved. We are grateful for our colleagues in the Kenya office as well as the verification team from Carbon Check for facilitating our work throughout the review. This successful closure on the issuance review reinforces our effort to continue our work in the beautiful Shimba Hills. Click here to read more...

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Australian Grant for West Kisumu Project

Carbon Zero Kenya has recently been awarded a grant from the Australian High Commission in Nairobi to implement a Women's Improved Cook Stove Project in West Kisumu, Kenya. In addition to creating a self sustaining micro business run by women, the project aims to address the negative social, environmental and economic impacts resulting from the widespread use of three stone fires, through the distribution of approximately 900 fuel efficient cook stoves to families at a highly subsidized cost. Click here to read more...

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First Rwanda Cook Stove Project Complete!

Over the past few months, the CO2balance Rwanda team have been very busy distributing stoves in our first Project in Rwanda. Today sees the truck make the journey one last time from the factory in Kigali, to Ngeruka, in the Bugesera District. Over 1,800 families have now received an improved cook stove since the project implementation began earlier this year! Click here to read more...

Other News

CASE STUDY; Biasha Suleiman in Muhaka

Climate Change in Uganda

UN Climate Impact report

Why invest in our boreholes

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