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Rural Cookstove Development

Improved cookstove market development in rural Nepal.
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  • This project helps promote the use of improved cookstoves.
  • A lack of affordable energy has led to firewood being the primary household fuel, creating severe forest degradation.
  • In addition, using firewood leads to significant Household Air Pollution (HAP) which is one of the leading risk factors for ill health in Nepal and accounts for over 7,500 deaths in the country each year.
  • Women spend on average five hours every day collecting wood, tending the fire, and cooking.
  • Clean, smokeless cookstoves reduce daily fuelwood use from 3kg to 1.4kg.
  • Over 31,983 credits are generated per year.
  • The 2016 National Climate Change Impact Survey conducted by the Government of Nepal, reported that 88.7% of households in rural Nepal rely on firewood for cooking.
The following Sustainable Development Goals are being pursued with this project:
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