Provision of improved household cookstoves for local communities


  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+80.000 tC02/year


12.000 families



Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and has a population of over 1 million people. Of these, 800.000 live in extreme poverty and lack essential infrastructure and social services. In urban and suburban areas, 74% of the population uses traditional low-efficiency charcoal cookstoves.
Fuelled by population growth and rapid urbanisation, the increasing charcoal demand is one of the main drivers of the country deforestation and carbon emissions. Also, using these conventional cookstoves damages people’s health.
This project aims at reducing Maputo population poverty by providing 22,000 new improved low-impact cookstoves.

The programme’s main target is to ameliorate the quality of life of local communities; however, the new cookstoves will also mitigate climate change thanks to the considerable reduction of combustion-related emissions. This will benefit families’ health and finances.

    Environmental benefits

  • Climate change mitigation thanks to a dramatic drop in cooking-related carbon emissions
  • Reduction of deforestation/forest degradation
  • Preservation of local biodiversity

    Social and economic benefits

  • Each family will save 1.64 kg of charcoal per day
  • A reduction of smoke exposure, air pollution, respiratory disease risk and injuries for people living in local communities
  • Thanks to a faster cooking, families will have more time to invest in other essential activities like education and income generation. This will lead to a decrease in the local poverty rate.
  • Creation of new job opportunities
  • Local communities will save 11,500 tons of wood per year
  • Support to the local market and introduction of qualified personnel for the production and distribution of cookstoves
  • No Poverty
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land