Efficient cookstoves in Honduras

Standard: GS      Technology: Cookstoves      Location: Honduras

Proyecto Mirador enables rural communities in Honduras to replace traditional cookstoves with fuel-efficient ‘Dos por Tres’ stoves. These have been engineered to burn hotter while using less fuel, reducing indoor air pollution, saving people money and cutting carbon emissions. They have also been designed with local cooking practices in mind, allowing people to adapt to them quickly. Laboratory results show a 43% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 79% drop in carbon monoxide and particulate matter emissions, compared to conventional stoves. The project expanded significantly and is now estimated to reduce around 0.5m tonnes of CO2 a year. High stove demand resulted in a 2-year waiting list all over Honduras.

Delivering against the Global Goals

Saves families money and time in buying household fuels.

Increases families’ disposable household income available for food.

540,000 people benefit from reduced exposure to household air pollution.

The project is estimated to have cut more than 3.3m tonnes of CO2 between 2010 and 2017.

Women and girls spend less time cooking.

Reduced reliance on wood fuel makes cooking cleaner and more affordable.

The project has created 143 jobs and fostered 18 microenterprises. Each stove contributes $200 to the local economy.

Lowers household and ambient air pollution, improves resource efficiency and reduces climate vulnerability.

It is estimated the project will save nearly 3m tonnes of CO2 between 2016 and 2023.

Each stove saves 4kg of wood a day, reducing pressure on vulnerable local forests.