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Project type: Household devices
Standards: Gold Standard
The first Gold Standard project of its kind in the world; this innovative behaviour change programme teaches local communities in South Africa to burn coal differently in order to be more fuel efficient, thereby reducing carbon emissions. The technique, called Basa Magogo, means “Light it up! Grandmother” in Zulu. Importantly, the new technique does not require any change of household equipment and is entirely implemented through local training sessions on improving use of stoves or braziers which people already own. Fifteen thousand households are now using this new technique, saving 55 million kilos of coal.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits including: