In order to reduce CO2 and counter deforestation, manufacturing of climate-friendly solar and efficient cookers in Madagascar are being supported. These cookers save up to 50% of charcoal or firewood consumption resulting in valuable monetary savings for the household’s budget. There are up to 10 different stove types available suiting different requirements. These cookers are manufactured in seven stove production and distribution centres all over Madagascar. The use of solar stoves in Madagascar led to several socio-economic benefits. Among these benefits are the improvement in health, creation of jobs, environmental education and the local production of the stoves. Along with these socio-economic benefits came ecological benefits such as a reduction in deforestation and CO2 emissions.
Project impacts and benefits:
This project contributes to 10 SDGs:
SDG 1 - NO POVERTY: People benefit from lower fuel expenses. A household saves 24 euros and 454 hours per year.
SDG 3 - GOOD HEALTH + WELL BEING: Mainly women and children benefit from better air quality.
SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION: During 822 school visits almost 95,000 pupils and teachers have been sensibilised for climate protection and clean cooking.
SDG 5 - GENDER EQUALITY: Especially women and girls have to spend less time collecting fire wood and maintaining the cooking fire.
SDG 7 - AFFORDABLE + CLEAN ENERGY: 1.4 million people benefit from efficient and cleaner cooking.
SDG 8 - DECENT WORK + ECONOMIC GROWTH: 157 permanent employees and various work experience offers. Another 143 jobs with local suppliers and around 100 independent stoves retailers.
SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION + PRODUCTION: 9 different stove models are being locally produced with local material in 8 centres.
SDG 13 - CLIMATE ACTION: Each stove saves around 2.3 t CO₂ per year and 2.6 t of firewood or 0.7 t charcoal.
SDG 15 - LIFE ON LAND: 2.2 million tonnes of wood saved so far, equaling 11,320 ha of forest area saved.
SDG 17 - PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: 252,055 solar and efficient cook stoves have been produced and sold.