Water Filtration & Cookstoves Project (Guatemala)
By making affordable water filters and improved cookstoves available to households in Guatemala, the project aims to reduce the costs of fuel wood plus the incidences of respiratory and water-borne disease, which are serious problems for the poorer communities in the country.
Katete Improved Cookstoves (Zambia)
One of the first carbon projects in Zambia, Katete Improved Cookstoves distributes free, fuel-efficient cookstoves to households in rural and semi- rural areas, enabling emission reductions while also facilitating sustainable development in one of the world's least developed countries.
Shanxi Cookstoves Project (China)
The Shanxi Cookstove Project is located in Yangquan City in Shanxi Province, China. This project installs one biomass gasifier stove per household, replacing the traditional stove, reducing reliance on coal to prevent carbon emissions and benefit the health of vulnerable communities.
Improved Ghanaian Cookstoves (Ghana)
Improved cookstoves utilize simple design enhancements to burn biomass fuel more cleanly and efficiently, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions, alleviating pressure on forests and energy resources, reducing harmful smoke and indoor air pollution, and saving families money and time acquiring fuel.
‘Light it up’ Improved Cooking Technique (South Africa)
The first Gold Standard project of its kind in the world, this innovative behavior-change program teaches local communities in South Africa to burn coal differently in order to be more fuel efficient, thereby reducing carbon emissions. The echnique, called Basa Magogo, means ‘Light it up! randmother’ In Zulu. In addition to the emission reductions, the Basa Magogo technique also improves visibility and reduces health risks by
producing less smoke.
Kotmar Waste Heat Recovery (India)
Located in Central India, this project captures flue gases at a steel plant to produce clean electricity.
Hufu Waste Heat Recovery (China)
Situated at a cement manufacturing plant in China, this project captures waste heat to produce clean electricity which is used as on-site power.