Solar stoves in Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries where the pursuit of new agricultural land, timber and wood threatens the unique ecosystems. According to WWF, about 90 percent of the island was covered with forest in the early 1900s. Today, just under 10 percent remain.

This Gold Standard certified project aims to reduce CO2 and counter deforestation by replacing traditional wood and coal fired stoves with ten different types of efficient stoves, including those powered by solar energy. These cookers save up to 50% of charcoal or firewood consumption resulting in valuable monetary savings for the household’s budget. 

The use of the stoves have also led to several socio-economic benefits in Madagascar, among these are the improvement in health, creation of jobs, environmental education and the local production of the stoves. 

So far, about 967,000 people, mainly women and children, have benefited from this carbon offset supported project.

Until today, 164,000 ovens have been produced and installed, 135 permanent jobs have been created, 7 training centers have been built and over 1,270,000 tonnes of wood have been saved. In this way, the project contributes to 10 of the UN’s 17 sustainability goals.

Read more about the project here.

If you wish to support this project for carbon offset, each share costs SEK 116 per ton CO2e.