Project « Low emitting cooking” in Kindia Guinea
Contributing to local development in Kindia Guinea
This project consists in promoting and installing simple and practical high efficient cooking tools (low emitting cookers) that will reduce immediately wood consumption from 75%.
These new tools, manufactured locally will improve local development in Kindia Guinea, and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions assessed by 1.5 ton per year and per cooker.
2 500 cookers will be manufactured and sold in this area for 2010-2011.
- Environment: The use of efficient cookers slows down the deforestation and damage of the soil
- Climate: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- Economy: Reduction of the combustible expenditures; creation of local businesses Human rights: lightening of women’s and children’s - mostly young girls - burden, from the wood gathering activities
- Health: suppression of toxic smoke.
CDC Climat supports the French NGOs Solar Inti - Sud Soleil, which benefits from a solid know how in such development programs in South America, and Guinée 44. CDC Climat aims to improve the NGO skills in carbon credits generation and Gold Standard labelling.
The project’s partners act in cooperation with UC and French local authorities, Guinean NGOs and local authorities. As a carbon assets investor, CDC Climat may, in the mid term, buy credits issued by the project. Monetized carbon credits should allow the program to be continued and broadened over the two experimental years.