Oct 01, 2012
Type: Market Assessments
Topic: Market Assessments
Country: Peru
34% of Peruvian households currently cook with kerosene or solid fuels without a chimney, and suffer from indoor air pollution (IAP). The World Health Organization estimates that 1,500 deaths are a result of this. While the focus is now on the health benefits of improved cookstoves (ICS), the original driver was deforestation. 60% of Peru is covered by rainforest – roughly 20% of the Amazon. Although slash and burn farming remains the major threat in the region, ICS is seen as an additional method of addressing deforestation. Peru aims to completely halt deforestation, which globally accounts for 18% of carbon emissions, by 2018 with international funding.