SCB Up Energy Improved Cookstoves
Project Partner: SCB Environmental Markets
Offset Verification: Verified Carbon Standard
According to the UN, Uganda is classified as a Least Developed Country (LDC), where 94.8% of households (97.9% of the population) use wood or charcoal for cooking. The use of open fires or inefficient stoves for cooking leads to one-quarter of global black carbon emissions, which is the second largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. The UP Energy Improved Cookstoves Program focuses on helping households transition away from inefficient traditional biomass stoves by targeting areas where traditional biomass stoves are used. This is important because the consumption of non-renewable biomass for fuel, such as wood and charcoal, consumes a significant portion of beneficiaries’ income and time and contributes to deforestation, erosion, and habitat loss in Uganda.
How it works
The UP Energy Improved Cookstoves Program in Uganda replaces inefficient cooking stoves that use woody biomass with improved cooking stoves (ICS). These stoves are more efficient and generate emission reductions by saving on consumption of woody biomass. The project aims to reduce fuel consumption, improve health, and reduce deforestation in Uganda by reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the combustion of non-renewable biomass used in traditional cooking stoves. 2.89 tonnes equivalent fuelwood savings per day are generated by this project.
The estimated annual average greenhouse gas emission reductions from the seven project activities are 44,980 tC02e and the total estimated GHG emissions reductions over the project’s lifetime is 314,860 tC02e.
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