Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:23
Improved cookstoves, an efficient and clean solution
On April 17, 2012, Climate Change Unit Manager Swan Fauveaud was invited to speak at a round-table in Ethiopia, which took place right before the Africa Carbon Forum being held from April 18 to April 20. Conjointly organized by the United Nations and the World Bank, this “Workshop on Promoting Low Carbon Energy in Africa through Carbon Finance” was aimed at examining how the latest developments in the world of carbon finance could foster the project development in the African clean energy sector and boost new development initiatives.
Swan Fauveaud was invited to speak on GERES’ most renowned success story: the dissemination of “improved cookstoves” as rural energy project in Cambodia. Efficient cook stoves are indeed one of the technologies that are the most successful in getting access to carbon finance.
She was also invited to moderate a working group on the barriers to carbon finance that still remain in the African context today. She seized this opportunity to share GERES’ new ongoing program in West Africa and its objectives of urban improved cook stoves dissemination in a fair and transparent regional market for the local project developers. Access to low-carbon cooking techniques for the largest number of African households is what this GERES project aims for.
Photo : GERES disseminate the improved cook stoves SEWA in the context of the CEnAO project in Western Africa. SEWA allows to reduce of 34 % the wooden consumption of combustion© GERES