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Carbon offset project 2022:

Clean cooking stoves reduce wood consumption and improve health in India

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    The Foundation's projects, conferences and business activities generate CO2 emissions. These are recorded within the framework of a carbon footprint and compensated for with the help of offset projects. For the year 2022, we support the project "Clean cooking stoves in India" by Climatepartner through the purchase of CO2 certificates. In many low-income regions of the world, families still cook on open fires, often indoors, including in the project region. Efficiency is low and large amounts of energy are lost unused.

    The project is located in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. In the region, up to 85 per cent of households still cook with traditional stoves. This method consumes a lot of wood and leads to heavy smoke pollution indoors, which has a particularly negative impact on the health of women and children. The project aims to promote clean cooking practices and improve health through more efficient cooking stoves for family households from structurally weak backgrounds.
    The cooking stoves reduce both wood and energy consumption.

    The portable cooking stoves distributed under the project are made of cast iron, require less firewood and reduce indoor air pollution and CO2 emissions. In total, the project will equip several thousand households with efficient cooking stoves. In this way, around 50,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions can be avoided annually. The lower demand for firewood also helps to reduce deforestation in the region, which has a positive impact on forest and species conservation.


    Further details:

    Verification: TÜV SÜD South Asia Private Limited

    Certificate Type: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

    Annual volume: 51,217,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents

    Partner: Climatepartner