The New Lao Stove Project
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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.> Read more
Yael Birin sponsored this project
Kerstin Arnold sponsored this project
May Myat sponsored this project
Boon Han sponsored this project
Anna-Karin Birnik sponsored this project
Jack Holmes sponsored this project
Indrani Lundström sponsored this project
Miriam Birnik sponsored this project
Joel Billinger sponsored this project
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