Efficient cookstoves in Mexico
To fight deforestation and protect people’s health in Mexico, this project is helping families in eight states to gain access to improved cookstoves. It will distribute some 121,190 improved cookstoves over the project’s 10-year lifespan, helping people to save money on fuel and reduce their exposure to smoky fumes in the home, while lowering pressure on local forests.
The improved stoves are made from local materials and are adapted to local cooking methods. The NGOs implementing the project distribute the cookstoves free of charge, help with their ongoing maintenance and monitor their performance. The project will save more than 640,000 tonnes of CO2 by 2018.