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Project type: Household devices
Standards: Gold Standard
Many developed countries rely on biomass for cooking, which is a root cause of poverty, poor health, gender inequality, and environmental degradation. In Malawi, 89% of the energy mix is currently supplied by biomass, with the household sector being the dominant energy user. Malawi’s forests have a current annual deforestation rate of 2.3%. To address this issue, the project is aiming to provide households with 2 million improved cookstoves by 2020. These stoves consist of a pottery structure, made from locally sourced clay. The project targets households cooking on traditional and inefficient cookstoves that cook with non-renewable biomass.
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. These include:
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