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The Clean Cooking & Heating Project

Type: Distribution of cookstoves
Country: China
Standard: Gold Standard

Annual Carbon Credits
399501 t


The project encourages a switch in fuel through the use of cleaner cookstoves that use excess agriculture residues (a 100% renewable fuel source), renewable wood, or improve the efficiency of coal consumption. By reducing coal consumption and substituting coal with renewable biomass, the stoves reduce carbon emissions and decrease the exposure to indoor air pollution, including arsenic and fluoride. To date, more than 128,000 stoves have been sold in three provinces. Operating as a nonprofit, Impact Carbon reinvests revenues from carbon finance to scaling up these projects and providing more people with life-enhancing stoves.


This clean cooking and heating project, helps people from the Shanxi, Hubei and Guizhou Provinces of China save money while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.




This project, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, will contribute towards the following co-benefits :

  • The use of 450,000+ tonnes of coal has been avoided since the project began
  • Reduced poverty, as the efficient wood stove reduces annual expenditure on cooking fuels. Households save $37 -$50 for every dollar spent on the stove
  • Improved cookstove users surveyed reported fewer symptoms indicative of exposure to indoor air pollution, including coughing and eye irritation
  • The project supports local stove manufacturers and retailers in growing their businesses

The United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals

  • logo No Poverty
  • logo Good Health and Well-Being
  • logo Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • logo Climate Action
  • logo Life on Land