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Sustainable Development Meets Carbon Offsetting: Cookstoves Enable Women to Achieve More

Rebecca Fay | 14 September 2016 |
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Inefficient cooking is one of the root causes of gender inequality in developing countries. An improved cookstove, supported through carbon finance, can have a widespread positive impact on women, families and the environment.

Sustainable Development Meets Carbon Offsetting: Cookstoves Enable Women to Achieve More

Did you know that 40% of our global population relies on solid fuel for cooking? According to the World Health Organisation, many of these three billion people are living below the poverty line in rural areas of developing countries. And according to the Clean Cooking Alliance, many of them are women.

Companies that invest in carbon offsetting through efficient cookstove projects can not only report the emission reduction, but can also talk about the impacts that the projects have on biodiversity, the health of local communities and, significantly, the empowerment of women.

Read the full article here in the Corporate Citizenship Briefing and visit our Project Browser to see some of our cookstove projects.

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