This clean cooking and heating project helps people from the Shanxi, Hubei, and Guizhou Provinces of China save money while simultaneously creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The project encourages a switch in fuel through the use of cleaner cookstoves that use excess agriculture residues, which is a 100% renewable fuel source, renewable wood, or improve the efficiency of coal consumption. By reducing coal consumption and substituting coal with renewable biomass, the stoves reduce carbon emissions and decrease indoor air pollution, including arsenic and fluoride. In an effort to actively strengthen the local improved cookstove sector and build local sustainable development, Impact Carbon fosters strong partnerships across the value chain of diverse beneficiaries, including manufacturers, retailers, and end-users. Local stove manufacturers are trained to conduct outreach in local communities and build awareness of the benefit of these stoves. Over 128,000 stoves have been sold in three provinces. Impact Carbon is a non-profit, and reinvests revenues from carbon finance to scaling up these projects and providing more people with life-enhancing stoves.
Tons of carbon emissions are reduced each year
Stoves have been sold in the three provinces
- Households save $1,500 - $2,000 on fuel over the stove’s five-year lifetime, and they save an additional $37 - $50 for every dollar spent on the stove.
- Funds saved can go toward food, clothing, medical bills, and other household necessities.
- Reduces coal consumption and by substituting coal with renewable biomass, the project stoves reduce carbon emissions and reduce levels of exposure to indoor air pollution, arsenic, and fluoride for end users.
- Impact Carbon supports local stove manufacturers and retailers in growing their businesses.
Gold Standard was established in 2003 to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featured the highest levels of environmental integrity and also contributed to sustainable development. With the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, they launched a best practice standard for climate and sustainable development interventions, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, to maximize impact, creating value for people around the world and the planet we share.