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Emissions Reduction Initiative

Improved Cookstove Initiative

Our flagship Improved Cookstove (ICS) initiative was launched in Rwanda in 2022. The aim is to distribute 500,000 efficient woodfire cookstoves to rural communities in the various Provinces of Rwanda.

The improved efficiency will:

1) reduce the volume of emissions per household

2) alleviate deforestation through decreased demand for wood

3) improve the health of the households’ members by reducing the fumes emitted

4) create local employment in the manufacturing of the new devices.

So far, 141,000 stoves produced locally have been distributed and are used by various communities throughout Rwanda In addition to our ICS project in Rwanda, we expect to soon announce additional nature-based and energy efficiency initiatives in Southeast Asia and Africa.

Improved Cookstove Initiative