The New Lao Stove Project

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Project Info

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9 provinces
GERES, Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity
Potential offsets:
231,500 MTCDE annually since 2006
Generated offsets:
231,500 MTCDE annually since 2006
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What's it about

In Cambodia, wood provides for more than 80% of people’s energy needs. People have traditionally relied on wood for cooking. Today, there is no sustainable management of wood resources, which has become a major issue due to the rapid pace of population growth and development. Cooking with wood and charcoal has direct negative health impacts on users, most of which are women. Indoor air pollution, mostly from wood and charcoal smoke, is responsible for respiratory, heart and eye problems.

In order to address the health, energy and environmental problems related to household cooking practices, GERES created an improved cookstove, the New Lao Stove (NLS), which saves around 22% of wood and charcoal compared to traditional stoves.

The objectives of the project are to reduce household fuel consumption and expenses, protect forest ecosystems and biodiversity, and mitigate global warming by limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

The environmental, social and economic benefits of the project have made it one of the largest and most recognized projects of its kind in the world.

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Users involved

Yael Birin

Yael Birin  sponsored this project

Kerstin Arnold

Kerstin Arnold  sponsored this project

May Myat

May Myat  sponsored this project

Boon Han

Boon Han  sponsored this project

Anna-Karin Birnik

Anna-Karin Birnik  sponsored this project

Jack Holmes

Jack Holmes  sponsored this project

Indrani Lundström

Indrani Lundström  sponsored this project

Miriam Birnik

Miriam Birnik  sponsored this project

Joel Billinger

Joel Billinger  sponsored this project

Victor Cruzate

Victor Cruzate  is interested in this project

Olof Lundström

Olof Lundström  sponsored this project

Peter Favretto

Peter Favretto  sponsored this project

Olof Lundström

Olof Lundström  is interested in this project

Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik  is interested in this project

Andreas Birnik

Andreas Birnik  sponsored this project

Soup Mario

Soup Mario  is interested in this project

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