Over 3 billion people around the globe predominantly rely on traditional cookstoves fuelled with solid fuels. These stoves emit carbon dioxide as well as black carbon greatly polluting indoor air, the leading cause of various diseases and illnesses. In an effort to alleviate the problem, CDM projects replacing traditional cookstoves to improved cookstoves (ICS) emitting much reduced pollution is drawing growing attention. ICS project is Ecoeye's one of the main portfolio to realize the impact carbon.
Solid biomass commonly used in the households of Myanmar deteriorates health of individuals and the environment. It is found to be that 93% of the population rely on solid fuel such as wood, charcoal and coal, and among them wood is the most commonly used fuel for cooking purposes taking up more than 80%. Indoor air pollution is causing 48,000 premature death every year and threatens health of 48million people. Illegal deforestation for wood consumption is another serious problem in relation to using inefficient cookstoves.
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The Impact of Improved Cookstove (ICSs) Distribution - The thermal efficiency of traditional cookstoves are about 10% whereas the thermal efficiency of improved cookstoves are as high as 28 to 30 percent. Some of the expected benefits for households and communities using improved cookstoves are as follows :
(for the specific ICS model in Myanmar)