Most families living in Uganda cook currently with traditional three stone fires or open fires which create serious health implications for locals. This means that a lot of time is spent for firewood collection, causing deforestation and land degradation. Firewood combustion is moreover a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change. To address the above issues, The Energy Efficiency Improvement Project is implementing energy efficient cookstoves to households within three districts of Uganda. These implementations will allow households to cook the same amount of food using less firewood and reduce their health issues from smoke. The total emission reduction from the disseminated 25,600 improved cookstoves will be around 480,976 tonnes of CO2, with an annual average emission reduction of 32,065 tonnes of CO2. Find out more here.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. If you wish to view the impact of each SDG in more detail please click here.
By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution contamination