This project promotes the use of efficient charcoal stoves to households 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.

  • Provides a livelihood and training for the predominantly female distribution network
  • Innovative ‘pot skirt’ design speeds up cooking and increases fuel efficiency
  • Stoves are produced locally in Cookclean’s factory in Accra

Delivering towards the Global Goals

No poverty

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

Good health and well-being

Lowers indoor air pollution, improving health in a number of ways.

Gender equality

Helps grow the businesses of stove distributors, who are primarily women.

Affordable and clean energy

Clean cookstoves contribute to ensuring sustainable energy access for all.

Decent work and economic growth

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

Climate action

Generates an average emission reduction of 200,000 tonnes of CO2e annually.

Life on land

Decreased fuel demand reduces the pressure on vulnerable local forests, protecting precious habitats.

In her words

“When it’s raining you can use it in your room. It keeps your room clean by not spreading ashes.”

Mrs Mary Tetteh, Stover Owner

What the carbon finance delivers

This project is registered with the Clean Development Mechanism and has delivered CERs available for sale, as well as a forward

The carbon finance supports CookClean in its ongoing operations, servicing customers and producing more cookstoves.