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Less Smoke Thanks to Efficient Cookers

Project facts

Project type: Energy efficiency

Project location: Peru

Project standard: Gold Standard VER

Annual emission reduction: 75.526 t

Project start: September 2008

The project, in which different local non-​governmental organizations in Peru are involved, primarily aims to improve the living conditions of the local population. To do so, the project introduces efficient cook stoves with chimneys, which are made using local materials.

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Project overview

 

The project

The Qori Q’oncha Programme, in which different local non-​governmental organizations and one regional government in Peru are involved and managed by Microsol (social enterprise), primarily aims to improve the living conditions of the local population in the long run. After a deep study of proper technologies for local population the introduction and promotion of efficient cookers with chimneys through the programme turns as the best alternative for both environmental and social development. In addition to a positive contribution to the sustainable development onsite, this project also contributes to the alleviation of environmental degradation: The use of efficient cooking stoves reduces demand for unsustainably managed firewood. This leads to a reduction of CO₂ emissions and protects the local forest, while also reducing the amount of time the local population spends gathering firewood.

Since the new stoves are equipped with a chimney, the thick smoke that is produced with traditional stoves is routed out of the house. This has an especially positive effect on the respiratory health of women and children. In order to guarantee the long-​term success of the project, sensitization and training are an important and integral component of the project. Local institutions and villagers are trained both in the construction and use of the stoves and instructed in the areas of technology, health and the environment.

Only thanks to the support of myclimate and through the voluntary CO₂ offsetting mechanism can the project be realized in this dimension. 

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG1
No poverty
406,000 poor people have benefited from clean cooking technology.
SDG3
Good health and well-being
406,000 beneficiaries profit from better air.
SDG4
Quality education
77,000 beneficiaries have received training on the benefits and the correct use of the clean cooking technology.
SDG5
Gender equality
Women spend less time on firewood collection and fuel preparation.
SDG7
Affordable and clean energy
77,000 cookstoves distributed.
SDG8
Decent work and economic growth
862 jobs generated.
SDG12
Responsible consumption and production
35% fuel savings achieved.
SDG13
Climate action
Each clean cooking technology avoids 1.5 t CO2e per year.
SDG15
Life on land
200,000 tonnes of wood saved or 1,430 ha of forest saved from deforestation.
SDG17
Partnerships for the goals
The project promotes the diffusion of environmentally sound technologies.
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The thick smoke that is produced with traditional stoves is routed out of the house. This has an especially positive effect on the respiratory health of women and children. © myclimate

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Local artisans building a new stove with chimney. © myclimate

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