February 1

Cookstove Carbon Offsets Overstate Climate Benefit by 1,000%, Study Finds

Clean cookstove projects, one of the most popular types of carbon-offset schemes, are probably overstating their beneficial impact on the climate by an average of 1,000%, according to a new study.

Every year, an estimated 3.2 million people die prematurely from household air pollution caused by cooking with smoky fuels such as wood, paraffin or kerosene, which produce about 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo courtesy of Green Fund.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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clean cooking, climate change, decarbonization, research