Co-op Insurance supports clean cooking for 140,000 people in Ghana

27th November 2017. ClimateCare’s partner Co-op Insurance recently launched a campaign to highlight its ongoing support for the Gyapa efficient cookstove project in Ghana.

The campaign draws attention to the Co-op Insurance’s most recent programme, delivered in collaboration with ClimateCare, which seeks to reduce global carbon emissions by offsetting 10% of its motor and home insurance customers’ carbon emissions for a year as standard.

By supporting the Gyapa stoves project, Co-op Insurance is supporting access to cleaner cooking for over 140,000 people, reducing carbon emissions at scale, creating employment and reducing poverty.

Elaborating on why Co-op Insurance is supporting the Gyapa stoves project, Mark Summerfield, the CEO of Co-op Insurance explained:

“We offer new customers carbon offset as standard on all home and motor policies, at no extra cost. We have chosen this project specifically as in addition to its environmental impact, it offers excellent long-term social benefits such as job creation, and is helping to facilitate a better quality of life for thousands in the developing world.

 “We all have a part to play in addressing the pressing issue of climate change, and through this offer we’re making it easier than ever for Co-op customers to make that choice.”

The project is one of many which the Co-op has supported over the past decade. In collaboration with ClimateCare, the Co-op Group has compensated for over one million tonnes of carbon emissions through projects which improve lives and reduce emissions.

Edward Hanrahan, the CEO of ClimateCare, commented:

“We’re very proud to be partnered with Co-op Insurance, which continues to demonstrate its long- standing commitment to mitigating climate change and improving lives. By tying climate action into its products as standard, Co-Op Insurance is showing real ambition on climate change, and driving carbon emissions reductions at scale. Through projects such as Gyapa stoves, Co-op and ClimateCare are working together to enable scalable, locally appropriate solutions to climate change which create opportunities and develop skills in some of the world’s underserved communities.”

For more information about the programme visit Co-op Insurance’s website, or watch a short video on the Gyapa stove project here.

To learn how your organisation can develop a similar sustainable development project, please get in touch with ClimateCare at business@climatecare.org.