About our client
The Swedish programme for international climate change mitigation supports projects that demonstrate real examples for a global low carbon development and give rise to other development benefits for their host communities.
SEA started cooperating with ClimateCare to develop a project that has a focus on carbon reduction as well as sustainable development. The SEA team was also keen to ensure that the project generated positive social outcomes.
What we did
ClimateCare developed a clean cooking project in Ghana to create 500,000 CERs for SEA. We raised the funding for the investment needed from the private sector and worked with on-the-ground partners to set the project in motion. By collaborating with a local company, CookClean, we made sure that the cookstoves distributed through the programme were appropriate for local communities and allowed them to cook affordably in a healthier way. We also ensured that the programme met the standards required by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
We measure the emissions reductions of the project each year, commission an approved third party to verify our findings, and maintain a comprehensive database of each stove sold.
We worked closely with the SEA team from start to finish and invited key employees to visit the project, so they could see for themselves how it works and delivers positive outcomes.
This project has delivered carbon reductions under the Kyoto Protocol while improving life for families in Ghana. The CookClean project has not only saved 750,000 tonnes of CO2 to date, it’s also improved the lives of 400,000 people. Because the project’s CookMate stove uses half the charcoal of conventional local stoves, it also helps families to cook more cleanly and efficiently while saving them money on fuel, which they can spend on health or education. Reducing charcoal consumption helps to conserve Ghana’s forests.