Improved stoves in Eritrea

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Climate solution #21

Improved clean cookstoves

Improved clean cookstoves can address the pollution from burning wood or biomass in traditional stoves. Using various technologies, they reduce emissions and protect human health.

 

Around the world, 3 billion people cook over open fires or on rudimentary stoves. As these burn, often inside homes or in areas with limited ventilation, they release plumes of smoke and soot liable for 4.3 million premature deaths each year. Traditional cooking practices also produce 2 to 5 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. 

 

A wide range of “improved” cookstove technologies exists, with a wide range of impacts on emissions. Advanced biomass stoves are the most promising. By forcing gases and smoke from incomplete combustion back into the stove’s flame, some cut emissions by an incredible 95 percent.

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Improved stoves in Eritrea

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Improved stoves in Eritrea project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #3

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #5

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #7

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Zoba Anseba, Eritrea

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