"[Clean Cooking] Impacts multiple Sustainable Development Goals and must play a central role in our work to ensure the realization of human needs and fundamental rights."Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General-Designate of the United Nations
Inefficient cooking exacerbates poverty in Uganda since households can spend up to 15% of household income on fuel or up to 7 hours a day on collecting fuel wood – time and money that could be better spent elsewhere.
Charcoal production and fuel wood collection is leading to the depletion of Uganda’s forests, threatening its rich biodiversity. Inefficient cooking also causes black carbon emissions - 100 more potent than CO2 – which is contributing to climate change.
Over 90% in Ugandans cook using wood or charcoal on open fires or on inefficient stoves. This inefficient cooking leads to dangerous smoke, indoors and outdoors, which poses serious health risks. The World Health Organization estimates that indoor air pollution causes more than 4 million deaths annually – more deaths than malaria.
One solution to some of these challenges is to make improved cookstoves affordable and accessible to Uganda’s population.
These locally produced improved cook stoves use up to 50% less charcoal and cook food faster and save households $100 per year on average
– which is a lot in Uganda! This is thanks to the stove’s design, which includes a thick ceramic liner that locks in heat and achieves the same temperatures using far less fuel.
They are sturdy and heavy, much safer for children and produce less smoke inside the home than traditional wood stoves would.
By using less charcoal for cooking, these stoves put less strain
on the environment with less trees needing to be cut down and less green house gas emissions.
These improved stoves less greenhouse gas emission which are carefully monitored across the project generating premium carbon credits certified under the Gold StandardTM.
Impact Carbon aims to kick start a viable marketplace for more improved cookstoves in Uganda.
We support local manufactures of improved cookstoves to make better stoves, more cost effectively.
We also help our manufacturing partners market their stoves by building retail relationships across
Uganda as well as with marketing and demand generation activities.
These activities reduce the cost of the stoves to end-consumers and make them more widely affordable and accessible.
Our activities are 100% paid for by the sale of carbons credits generated by these stoves.
IMPACTS TO DATE
500 THOUSAND STOVES SOLD
The revenue from carbon credit sales has allowed our manufacturing partners to produce and sell over 493,000 stoves since the project started 10 years ago. This is the largest project of it’s kind in East Africa and the world’s first cook stove project to achieve Gold Standard certification.
2.5 MILLION PEOPLE BENEFITING
Since there are 5 people in the average Ugandan household, over 2.46 million people are benefiting from fuel cost savings and faster cooking times.
$163 MILLION DOLLARS SAVED
Collectively, Ugandans have saved over $146 million USD on fuel costs since the project’s start. This extra income has allowed households to spend on food, clothing, school fees, medical expenses and starting small businesses.
3.5 MILLION tCO2 AVOIDED
To date, over 3.16 million tons of carbon dioxide emission have been avoided by this project.
9.6 MILLION TREES SAVED
These stoves have avoided the use of over 562,000 tons of charcoal. When you convert that into trees, we conservatively estimate that is equal to over 8.5 million trees.
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