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Cameroon Cookstoves Projects

The majority of people in these areas rely on burning firewood, for heat and cooking. By providing them with efficient, locally-manufactured stoves, we targeted reducing deforestation to decrease the levels of carbon dioxide that are released into the atmosphere through the use of fires. 

Reforestation and reduce CO2 emissions

Project Cameroon Cookstoves

Cameroon’s centre region is a French-speaking region occupying 69,000km2 of the country’s so-called ‘central plains’. With a population of more than four million people, the centre region is one of Cameroon’s most densely populated provinces. With an increasing population, pressure on natural resources is growing year on year. Deforestation, resulting from over-exploitation of resources, is a growing problem, being driven not only by commercial logging but also by the firewood collection activities of the population. 

Reducing deforestation

With 150,000 efficient furnaces, we encourage local people to use this efficient way for heating and cooking, rather than burning wood.

Decreasing the carbon dioxide

With our partner, we manufacture and distribute 150,000 efficient cookstoves to people in the area surrounding Ntui.

What we’ve achieved this project:

1,7M+

Ton of Captured CO2

150K

Cookstoves

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Reducing deforestation in Cameroon

2.6 Billion people around the world rely on wood and charcoal as their main source of fuel. Due to deforestation at a rapid pace, increasing populations and government legislation, these fuels are becoming increasingly expensive. This is an important project, in combination with our reforestation efforts, to reduce CO2 emissions, prevent further loss of forest (and biodiversity) and protect and preserve nature and all the ecosystem services which it provides.

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Decreasing the carbon dioxide

The negative health impacts of cooking with wood or charcoal are felt by millions globally. Household air pollution, resulting from these practices, result in a premature mortality rate of an estimated four million people annually. The risk of respiratory illness, cancers and cardiovascular diseases increases significantly with their use. Negative effects disproportionately affect women and children due to the extended periods which these demographics spend exposed to these risks. Globally, 1/4 of black carbon emissions result from household energy use, and more than a third of woodfuel that is harvested around the world each year is deemed to be unsustainable. This has a serious contribution to forest degradation and carbon emissions.

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About this region

Cameroon’s centre region is a French-speaking region occupying 69,000km2 of the country’s so-called ‘central plains’. With a population of more than four million people, the centre region is one of Cameroon’s most densely populated provinces. With an increasing population, pressure on natural resources is growing year on year. Deforestation, resulting from over-exploitation of resources, is a growing problem, being driven not only by commercial logging but also by the firewood collection activities of the population.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural conversion process.

Sustain local and regional water quality by limiting nutrient and sediment inputs to local waterways which result from the conversion of forest land to agriculture.

Conserve fast disappearing streams, wetlands, and forest ecosystems.

Undertake local consultations and develop community projects.

Protect local flora and fauna

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Team

People on the ground

Nicholas Wall

Ecologist and Conservation Biologist

Theodore Oben

Local Project Manager

 
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Who we are

We're market leaders in carbon & biodiversity offset globally

We are a project developer of high quality large-scale carbon and biodiversity projects accredited by third-parties.

We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against deforestation and desertification.