Lesotho : Efficient firewood stoves
|Total savings:||Approx. 20,000 tonnes of CO2 per year over 10 years|
|Technology transfer:||Efficient firewood stoves that save 80% of energy|
|Local environment:||Reduction in indoor air pollution and deforestation|
|Further advantages:||Lower energy costs for households|
|Financed by:||Deutsche Post DHL|
|Local partners:||Solar Lights (private enterprise, Lesotho)|
Cause and consequence together in one picture: due to the advanced deforestation (here, a reforested area is pictured) the problem of erosion is omnipresent in Lesotho (evident in the background on the right).
Deutsche Post DHL delivers the Save80 stoves to Lesotho in pieces. With the assistance of Solar Lights, a garage is being built for the assembly and repair of the stoves before they are delivered to the customers through a regional distribution network. In addition, the stoves' producer added a cast iron pot to the stove set specifically for the people of Lesotho. This was a necessary addition because the most popular dish in Lesotho, corn porridge, cannot be prepared well in classic steel pots. A stove set consists of three pots with matching lids, the Save80 stove and a heating container. Even after the stoves are delivered, the users receive further support. Through its comprehensive guarantee and local distribution network, Solar Lights ensures that the stoves work for many years.
The emissions saved by this project will be used for Deutsche Post DHL's GOGREEN programme GOGREEN programme, which allows clients to pay a surcharge to offset the emissions they create by sending letters and packages. Because atmosfair is developing the project as a CDM Gold Standard project, GOGREEN clients can be assured of the project's efficacy. In all Gold Standard projects, UN-accredited auditors certify actual CO2 emission savings as well as the positive impacts on the local population. In addition, they are liable for all mistakes made with regard to these measures.