How Our Carbon Offsets Work

Traditional stovesTraditional wood, coal, charcoal and kerosene burning stoves all emit various amounts of greenhouse gases (i.e. carbon dioixide, methane and nitrous oxide).

In addition, particularly wood, coal and charcoal stoves emit large amounts of black carbon due to incomplete combustion of the fuel. Black carbon emissions are tiny black particles that are part of the smoke. They absorb heat and contribute significantly to climate change.

The stoves being introduced through our project have significantly lower levels of emissions that contribute to global warming than the ones traditionally used. Our carbon offsets are therefore based on the difference in emissions from our projects’ stoves as compared to the ones they are replacing.

Carbon offset graphic.