May 28, 2015
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Carbon Finance
Country: Global

One of our most fundamental activities – cooking a meal – is a major global health and environmental issue, as well as a significant barrier to sustainable economic development. Though cleaner, more efficient cooking technologies have been developed, they are often out of reach for families in developing countries due to cost or lack of availability in their local marketplace. Buying carbon offsets from cleaner, more efficient cookstoves can help change that, as a growing number of forward-thinking corporations are discovering. To help companies more easily navigate the carbon offset marketplace, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves created the Clean Cooking Carbon Credit Catalog. The catalog of carbon offset projects has been developed to highlight projects on the market at the time of publication. Inclusion in the catalog does not imply an endorsement from the Alliance or its partners, and the catalog represents only a portion of the total number of projects implemented or cookstoves adopted globally. As of May 2014, there are more than 20 million households using cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels.