Fuel-efficient cookstoves project slashes 4m tonnes of emissions in Ghana

This reduction in greenhouse gas generation is equivalent to taking 860,000 cars off the road for a year

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A project to introduce an insulated and efficient cookstove to families in Ghana has achieved a total carbon dioxide emission reduction of more than four million tonnes over 10 years.

The Gyapa Cookstoves project, an initiative created by ClimateCare and Relief International, is thought to have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 860,000 cars off the road for a year.

The stove cooks food more quickly, requires 50-60% less fuel, can help a family save more than $100 (£81) a year on fuel bills and is less smoky.

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