- Majority population of Bangladesh rely on inefficient stoves or polluting open flames for cooking. Situation is even more challenging for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh due to their living conditions.
- The introduction of energy-efficient, smokeless cookstoves will reduce the environmental impact of extensive wood harvesting and reduce smoke-related health issues and fire-related injuries.
- In collaboration with the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation, SCB, the project proponent, successfully distributed 100,000 cookstoves throughout 2022 and the beginning of 2023. The aim of the project is to distribute 1,000,000 cookstoves by 2030.
- Availability of cookstoves will help the locals including the refugee population to enjoy improved health and well-being, without the necessity of incurring substantial expenditures.
- The Papariko project follows the ‘Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption (TPDDTEC) v4.0’ methodology and is registered with Gold Standard project ID 12114.
- Solid World’s liquidity pools provide necessary funding for the project's activities, empowering the project participants to carry out the essential work on the ground.
- Solid World is offering 28425 forward credits for 2025 and 25484 forward credits for 2026 from the project.
- Solid World issues tokenized pre-paid forward carbon credits to help fund climate projects. We guarantee delivery of these credits and provide flexibility in their ownership. Along with the guaranteed delivery the credits offered also hold top priority of delivery. We also offer off-chain redemption.
According to the Clean Cooking Alliance, more than three billion individuals worldwide rely on inefficient stoves or polluting open flames for cooking, resulting in adverse effects on their health, the climate, and the environment. The Improved Cookstoves initiative in Bangladesh represents a small yet crucial step in addressing this global issue.
In Bangladesh, approximately 81% of the population depends on solid fuel for cooking, with 39.5% relying primarily on wood as their fuel source. Disturbingly, the International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook-2019 reveals that the percentage of the population with access to clean cooking only increased modestly, rising from 12.9% in 2010 to 18.7% in 2018. This indicates a lack of substantial change in cooking practices within Bangladesh during this period.
Moreover, the situation is even more challenging for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. They contend with overcrowded living conditions, limited opportunities to generate income, and restricted access to fuel sources for cooking and water boiling.
The introduction of energy-efficient, smokeless cookstoves marks a significant improvement over the prevalent use of traditional stoves and open wood fires. These traditional methods not only harm respiratory health but are especially detrimental in the cramped tarpaulin shelters. The upgraded smokeless cookstoves burn wood more efficiently, thereby reducing the environmental impact caused by extensive wood harvesting for cooking fuel in the forested areas surrounding the refugee camps.
The presence of these smokeless stoves in households will lead to improved indoor air quality, benefiting both women and children. Moreover, there will be a notable decrease in smoke-related health issues and fire-related injuries among these vulnerable populations.
In collaboration with the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation, SCB, the project proponent, successfully distributed 100,000 cookstoves throughout 2022 and the beginning of 2023. Beyond the evident reduction in firewood consumption, this initiative offers additional benefits to the local communities. It generates employment opportunities and fosters the development of technical skills within the region, particularly in the production and installation of these advanced cookstoves.
The distribution of cookstoves will contribute to creating a healthier living environment for both the Rohingya refugees and the surrounding local communities, all while alleviating the financial burden associated with this endeavor. This initiative not only enhances the quality of life for these populations but also promotes sustainability and economic stability in the long term.
The refugee camps in Bangladesh have been personally visited by a team representing the project proponent, affording them the unique opportunity to directly witness and appreciate the profoundly positive effects that improved cookstoves have had on the well-being of the Rohingya people as well as the wider community.