The Problem: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, shows that in Mozambique a large proportion of the polpulation (96%) still rely on solid fuels (firewood and charcoal) for cooking. This poses serious problems including deaths related to indoor air polution (13000 annually from which 50% are children), deforestation, and unsafe and expensive cooking fuels and stoves.
The Solution: MozCarbon is implementing a Program of Activities – Efficient and Clean Cooking for Mozambican Low Income Households. The programme will distribute and monitor the use of at least 250.000 improved biomass cookstoves (wood and charcoal) in Mozambique. Several types of stoves were identified and some were distributed: Envirofit models (CH2200 charcoal, Econochar charcoal, Econofire wood), Rocket Works, Mbaula stove (a stove with a metal sheet or aluminium with clay based charcoal rest), Zavala stove (clay based charcoal stove) and ACE 1 cookstove. Our main goals area:
- Help to controlling deforestation and degradation processes in Mozambican forests,
- Reduce the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
- Contributing for better health conditions to users of domestic charcoal and wood stoves by improving air quality.
- Reduce the financial burden of acquiring fuel (charcoal or wood)
- Increase Economic opportunities for young people working with the project, including learning opportunities in stove production, sales and environment and Climate Change.
Currently, there are three projects being implemented under the Programme and Certified by Gold Standard. These projects will replace conventional stoves using charcoal fuel with improved stoves using charcoal fuel. Stoves disseminated under these projects are portable devices serving domestic users. The projects implemented by Mozcarbon are certified by Gold Standard and generate carbon credits which are sold in the market. The carbon credits allow us to sell the stoves at affordable price the the most poor. Also allow us to invest in project related activities such as marketing, environmental awareness, training, monitoring and other important project activities.