Working alongside WWF to protect the habitat of the giant panda and improve the health of local communities


  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+8,000 tCO2/year


+4000 People



The project located in Shaanxi’s Ningshan County in central China, home to isolated mountain communities, aims to distribute efficient stoves for domestic use.

Local people still collect the wood they need for cooking and heating from the nearby Huangguanshan nature reserve, degrading one of the giant panda’s natural habitats. New, healthier and more sustainable cooking practices are spreading with the new stoves: improved stoves are up to 70 percent more efficient.

The project promotes a more sustainable use of resources by helping to alleviate the pressure of deforestation on the habitat of the giant panda, a species at high risk of extinction. In addition, the new stoves are able to filter smoke and emissions released into the atmosphere, helping to improve the health of people most exposed to the fires. Thanks to the time saved from wood collection, local people are allowed to concentrate on other activities such as childcare or new job opportunities.

    Environmental benefits

  • Drastic reduction of emissions and concrete contribution to climate change mitigation;
  • Reduction of forest degradation and deforestation;
  • Preservation of local biodiversity;

    Social and economic benefits

  • New stoves reduce exposure to smoke, air pollution, risk of respiratory disease, and injuries in local communities;
  • Reduced time related to cooking allows families to perform other essential tasks
  • Local communities can save between 40 and 60 percent on wood per year thanks to new stoves;
  • No Poverty
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Gender Equality
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land