Africa CDM Projects
Traditional cookstoves and open fires are the primary means of cooking for over 3 billion people. From those, over 4 million people die prematurely from illnesses associated with household air pollution. Our cookstove distribution project is aimed at promoting improved cookstove (ICS) technology to households in Africa by replacing existing traditional cookstoves with our wood/charcoal ICS cookstoves. The use of inefficient cookstoves not only leads to health burden, but it is also intertwined with other development themes such as gender and climate change. Our ICS products are more efficient in transferring heat from the fuel to the pot; thus, saving fuel (either firewood or charcoal) compared to the traditional stoves currently used by households. By replacing inefficient stoves, the project will save on consumption of biomass (the dominant fuel used for cooking in Africa) and provide cleaner indoor air for households in Africa.
Water Purifier System Distribution
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the right of every human to water and sanitation. Water is the bedrock of sustainable development: from achieving energy and food security as well as human and environmental health, water is at the heart of everyone’s daily life. The water purifier system distribution project is to provide those in need with access to clean water technologies that achieve water quality levels equivalent to boiled water. The project eliminates the demand for non-renewable biomass and fossil fuels required for water boiling; thus, reducing the rate of deforestation connected to biomass fuel consumption. In addition, lessened demand for biofuels will yield a reduction in local pollution, improve indoor air quality, and decrease the discharge of harmful gases that contribute to climate change.
End users making use of cookstoves and water purifier systems sponsored and provided by CERPD will be directly reducing the consumption of fuel wood burned indoor. Thus, our projects help to reduce the emission of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gasses, an important improvement as air pollution has been proven to have a direct correlation with respiratory illness and mortality rates worldwide, especially among women and children.
The estimated emission reductions from CDM projects that CERPD directly invests in will be more than 1-2 Million tCO2 per year. The CERs will be converted to KOCs for use in K-ETS.