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Using carbon finance to introduce LPG stoves into Northern Darfur, Sudan

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Using carbon finance to introduce LPG stoves into Northern Darfur, Sudan
Authors (non HEDON members)
Hashim Eltayeb
Abstract
The ‘Darfur Efficient Cookstoves’ project operates in Al Fasher town of North Darfur, approximately 1200 km west-southwest of Khartoum. The population of Al Fasher comprises of 198,391 local residents and 29,645 internally displaced people, the majority of which earn a low income. The area suffers from desertification and drought, creating serious shortages of firewood. Conflict has contributed to energy shortages. In 2007 Practical Action launched ‘Darfur Efficient Cookstoves’ in Al Fasher town to provide modern liquefied petroleum gas stoves to replace the traditional three-stone fires, through carbon financing. The concept behind carbon finance is that individuals and companies in the industrialised world voluntarily fund greenhouse gas reductions in developing countries to compensate for their own climate change pollution. Carbon Clear Limited (a carbon management firm that helps organisations to measure and reduce their carbon impact) has provided support to enable poor households to afford the high upfront cost of liquefied petroleum gas stove sets. The stove programme is managed by locally organised women’s groups – under the supervision of the Women's Development Association Network so the project is carried out by the community for the community. So far, over 2416 stoves have been disseminated to households (January 2010), with positive results. Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced, and reduced indoor air pollution is improving health and quality of life. It is contributing to environmental conservation by saving fuelwood and to reducing the vulnerability that women face while collecting outside of town.
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58
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Title in French
Utilisation du fonds carbone pour l’introduction des fourneaux GPL dans le nord du Darfour, au Soudan
Abstract in French
Le projet 'foyers améliorés de Darfour' opère dans la ville Al Fasher, la capitale du Darfour-Nord, environ 1200 km à l'ouest-sud-ouest de Khartoum et 550 km à l'ouest-nord-ouest de An Nahud. La région est une zone aride et fragile qui souffre de la désertification. La sécheresse a conduit à la réduction drastique de la couverture végétale et a créé une grave pénurie de bois de chauffage (Figure 1). En outre, le conflit a contribué à accentuer la crise de l'énergie. Cependant Al Fasher est une ville sécurisée pour les résidents et les travailleurs humanitaires, la plupart d'entre eux dépendent du bois de feu non-exploité de façon durable transporté par camion.

Al Fasher est l'une des plus grandes villes au Darfour avec une population de 228036 (28505 ménages) dont 198391 sont des autochtones et 29645 sont des personnes déplacées. La population est classée en quatre groupes économiques: aisés, à revenu intermédiaire, pauvres et très pauvres. Le revenu de la majorité de la population provient des activités agro-pastorales, qui sont dépendantes d'un unique saison des pluies par an. Les revenus sont très faibles, atteignant rarement 30 Dollar US par mois.
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miriam@hedon.info

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Technologies
010 Stoves
Service type
012 Cooking
Project design
013 Financing
Marketing
Keywords
BP58    LPG    CarbonFinance   

Article body in English

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UsingCarbonFinanceToIntroduceLPGStovesIntoSudan
French translator
mafallou@yahoo.fr

Article body in French

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Fonds carbone pour des fourneaux GPL Soudan


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