The SLOW LIFE Foundation became runner-up at the 2degrees Champions Awards 2014 category Social Value.
The SLOW LIFE Foundation were recognised for the Myanmar Stoves Campaign project that provides energy efficient cookstoves for families in rural Myanmar. Carbon Solutions Global won the Social Value category.
The annual award ceremony which was hosted at Wembley Stadium was attended by 400 people. There were a total of 240 entries, a massive 140% increase from last year, and 7,473 votes were cast to decide the final 14 winners.
Myanmar Stoves Campaign
The Myanmar Stoves Campaign aims to mobilise USD 10m of investment to distribute efficient cook stoves to over one million households in rural areas of Myanmar.
Benefits of the project to the local community are extensive including monetary savings for households, protection of biodiversity, training and employment opportunities and health benefits from significantly reduced indoor air pollution. All of this can be achieved while offering supporters an attractive return on investment.
Endorse by the Government
The campaign was endorsed by the Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry in January this year.
It is the first Gold Standard carbon credit project registered in Myanmar. It not only addresses deforestation, but also one of the most pressing health issues in the world – indoor air pollution that kills more people that Aids and Malaria do combined in a year.
In just a few month over 30 local vendors has been trained and distributed over 1,500 stoves. The families are benefiting from less smoke, less wood consumption and lower household spend on cooking fuel.
The SLOW LIFE Foundation works with Orbis Development Partner on the carbon registration and project management side and Mercy Corps on the implementation.
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