CookClean: Efficient cookstoves in Ghana
In Ghana, 80% of people depend on woody biomass for cooking. This is depleting the country’s forests by around 170,000 hectares per year and causing 54 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The burning of this biomass in the home leads to indoor air pollution. The WHO estimate that 16,600 people die each year in Ghana as a result of using traditional stoves to cook.
This project involves the distribution of CookClean’s high spec, efficient CookMate charcoal stove. Enjoying efficiency levels of over 50%, the CookMate is popular with customers for its durability and cost savings. This is partly as a result of its “pot skirt” design, which ensures the heat is delivered directly to the cooking pot. With almost 3 tonnes of CO2 a year being saved per CookMate stove, they’re helping protect Ghana’s dwindling forest cover.
The stoves are produced in the CookClean factory in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Training is provided to distributors, who are predominantly female, helping them grow their own businesses.
Delivering towards the Global Goals
Good health and well-being
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Life on land
In her words
“When it’s raining you can use it in your room. It keeps your room clean by not spreading ashes.”
What the carbon finance delivers
The carbon finance supports CookClean in its ongoing operations, servicing customers and producing more cookstoves.