Cambodia efficient cookstoves carbon offset project

Cambodia Efficient Cookstoves

This project is reducing cooking emissions by producing and distributing more efficient cookstoves in Cambodia. By reducing the amount of fuel that is required, the new cookstoves also reduce pressure on forest resources. The project improves living conditions, particularly for women, by reducing their exposure to harmful pollutants and time spent collecting wood and cooking.

The objective of efficient cookstoves in Cambodia is to reduce fuel consumption through production and distribution of Lao cook stoves in nine provinces of Cambodia. Part of the larger Cambodian Firewood Saving Project (CFSP), this project avoids emissions from direct combustion while also protecting local forest ecosystems through increasing the efficiency of traditional wood-fuel stoves.

Ninety percent of the Cambodian population depend daily on fuel for cooking purposes. In addition to fuel conservation, the cookstoves emit less airborne particles like carbon monoxide to improve the living conditions of the users. Benefits have been shown to positively affect women more proportionally than men through decreasing ill health within the home, saving the time to collect fuel wood and cooking, and reducing the cost of purchased fuel. Additionally, economic opportunities are created through production distribution and management opportunities.

Environmental Benefits

  • Fights climate change by reducing emissions from cooking
  • Reduces pressure on forest resources by reducing fuel wood consumption

Community Benefits

  • Improves health and living conditions by reducing indoor air pollutants
  • Creates jobs in rural communities
  • Reduces fuel costs for families
  • Reduces time women must spend collecting fuel wood and cooking
Project Type
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Annual CO2 Reduction

203,186 metric tons CO2e (annual average for crediting period)

SDGs Supported
Verification Standard
Project Developers

Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités (GERES) – Cambodia

Project Documents

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