Efficient Cook Stoves in Zambia

The programme promotes the distribution and installation of 50,000 to 80,000 efficient cooking stoves for households in rural Zambia. The efficient cooking stoves substitute the currently common cooking on open fire. Through the reduced consumption of firewood it not only saves CO2 emissions, but also reduces deforestation. The use of firewood in households is the main driver for a rapidly progressing deforestation in Zambia. Furthermore, the project improves the livelihood of the population. Health hazards from indoor smoke polution are reduced and women and children have to spend less time collecting fire wood.  

The Foundation Future of the Carbon Market supports the project by providing funding in the early implementation phase. The project implementer faces high investment costs in the early implementation phase for the set up of distribution networks and the provision of stove parts. Considerable proceeds from emission certificates can however only be expected after a few years. The Foundation helps bridging this funding gap by providing up front payment for future emission certificates.

In the context of the project's first issuance of certificates, a total amount of 42,994 CERs has been cancelled on behalf of the Foundation in line with its objectives on 7 February 2017. More information as published on the UNFCCC website can be found here.