Khum Longvek, Cambodia
In Cambodia, due to a lack of accessible clean water, many residents must boil their water in order to make it potable. To boil this water, they use wood-burning fires, which emit carbon dioxide into both the home and atmosphere. This project provides locally-made ceramic water purifiers to Cambodian families. With a filter in their homes, families no longer need to boil their water to make it safe. This reduces indoor air pollution from wood burning (thus improving the lung health of inhabitants), slashes household fuel costs, and protects Cambodia’s vulnerable forests. This technology makes a profound difference in the hands of those who need it most.
Filters to be distributed over 7 years
Metric tons of carbon reduced per year
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.
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Water purifiers ensure clean water and less dangerous fumes in the home from traditional wood-burning to purify water.
Avoid wasting water and clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. The water purifiers help provide clean potable water to the families in Cambodia.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. By lessening traditional wood-burning to purify water, less carbon emitted into the atmosphere which helps fight climate change.
Sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. This project helps fight deforestation, which means more carbon is able to be absorbed by the larger forests.
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