Partnership with ClimateCare will support community engagement in Kenya and deliver significant carbon savings
London, UK. Arup is pleased to announce its partnership with ClimateCare to bring the benefits of energy efficient, clean cooking technology to 100,000 people in Kenya over the next three years.
Today, three billion people across the developing world cook on open fires or rudimentary cookstoves. The new energy efficient cookstoves provided through the ClimateCare Arup partnership, reduce exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease.
As a result of burning charcoal more efficiently, the cookstoves provide a measurable reduction in carbon emissions. The carbon emissions saved will equate to a third of Arup’s total global carbon emissions.
Modern energy efficient cookstoves are available in Kenya – but are financially out of reach to many. Using ClimateCare’s revolving fund model, low-income households will be able to buy this life-improving technology, by accessing low interest loans. The fund model allows for a longer term, systemic approach to providing support, allowing many more people to access the technology than would otherwise be possible.
Photo credit: BURN Stoves
Once the loan is paid a household can save between $150 and $250 a year on fuel – which goes a long way as the average income per capita is just $250 per month.
Edward Hanrahan, CEO at ClimateCare stated “We are delighted to be partnering with Arup on the delivery of this integrated sustainability programme which will deliver robust and measurable outcomes to benefit the world’s poorest communities, and deliver against the UN’s Global Goals”
Caroline Ray, Regional Director for East Africa, at Arup, commented “Our intention was to find a way to set up a new project that would deliver sustainable development and community engagement specifically in Kenya. We’re excited to be involved in this initiative which we believe will deliver tangible, measurable benefits to both local communities and the environment”.
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Notes to editors
As a certified B Corporation, we believe that to tackle climate change, poverty and create sustainable development, we need interventions that deliver on a holistic basis. We help the public and private sector work together to create award-winning Climate+Care programmes designed to tackle poverty, improve health and protect the environment, whilst delivering value for the organisations involved.
We unlock new sources of finance by helping corporates take full responsibility for their social and environmental impacts and helping the public sector deliver more efficiency for its spend. Leveraging mainstream funding, we profitably deliver some of the largest, most successful sustainability initiatives in the world. To date we have worked with hundreds of partners to cut over 20.6 million tonnes of CO2 and at the same time, improved the lives of 16.5 million people.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
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