SLOW LIFE in Myanmar, the first Gold Standard carbon credit project registered in Myanmar, was endorsed by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry in Myanmar this week.
In a meeting called by the Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECF), minister U Win Tun expressed excitement of the project, which is providing low income families with access to energy-efficient and clean burning cook stoves.
The project is developed by SLOW LIFE Foundation in a joint initiative with partners Orbis Development Partners and Mercy Corps.
Earlier in the month the first shipment of 1,000 stoves arrived. Already over 300 stoves are pre-sold so it is expected that more shipments will come soon.
The target is to distribute 12,000 stoves per year, though the project is structured so that it can be expanded if sufficient funding and interest is there.
The ‘SLOW LIFE in Myanmar’ project will allow families to replace traditional three-stone fires and rudimentary stoves with modern, clean burning and highly efficient cook stoves. The efficient cook stoves reduce the amount of firewood consumed by at least 50% when compared with traditional cooking methods.
Households make considerable savings in money and time by using these cook stoves – a great incentive for daily use. Cookstoves are being sold at affordable, highly subsidized, prices through a network of local vendors who receive training in sales activities, record keeping and monitoring.
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