Efficient cookstoves in Ghana

Standard: CDM      Technology: Cookstoves      Location: Ghana

In Accra, Ghana, CookClean Ghana is scaling up the production of its new and improved stove, the CookMate. This efficient, affordable stove cooks food more quickly and creates fewer smoky fumes than conventional stoves, reducing families’ exposure to indoor air pollution, a major cause of premature death in developing countries. Using a CookMate stove allows families to save up to 50% on wood and charcoal fuel bills, lowering the pressure on Ghana’s rapidly deteriorating forests. The stoves are manufactured locally, supporting the local economy and creating jobs. The project is expected to benefit 300,000 families in Ghana by 2020, reducing around 130,000 of CO2 per annum.

Delivering against the Global Goals

Families save up to 50% on the cost of fuel.

Lowers the cost of cooking and increases the household income available for food.

The stoves create fewer smoky fumes, reducing the risk of disease related to household air pollution.

Children have more time to study when they spend less time helping with cooking and fuel gathering.

Women and girls spend less time cooking and collecting fuel.

Clean cookstoves contribute to ensuring sustainable energy access for all.

Local jobs are created in making the stoves, and through monitoring, education and training programmes.

Reduces indoor air pollution and carbon emissions, improves resource efficiency and lowers climate vulnerability.

By 2019, it is estimated that the project will have saved 1m tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Decreased fuel demand reduces the pressure on vulnerable local forests.