With the Nyungwe Rainforest Cookstove project, deforestation in the project region is counteracted. Each year, approx. 8,500 tonnes of CO22 are saved.


Das ist eine Landkarte von Afrika mit Ruanda.


Nyungwe, Rwanda




Likano Project Development GmbH


Gold Standard Foundation


Gold Standard VER (GS VER) Microscale


approx. 8.500 t CO2


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Project benefits

  • The project saves approx. 8,500 tonnes of CO22 per year
  • Efficient cooking stoves enable a more responsible and economical use of wood
  • Protection of biodiversity in Nyungwe National Park with more than 300 bird species and 13 registered primates, including chimpanzees and Colobus.
  • Clean and economical cooking for all households in the project area.
  • Decrease of respiratory diseases due to less smoke during cooking.
  • Support for families who grow tea, which is one of the most important crop plants in the region
  • More time to care for a family income, as less time is needed for wood gathering.
  • More time for education and school.
  • Better health and less unpaid work, especially for women and children.
  • Jobs and value added through local production, sale and maintenance of the cook stoves.
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Project background

The Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southwest of Rwanda is home to one of the largest mountain forests in Africa, and thus an enormous variety of animal and plant species. The area around the park is very densely populated. The population is growing strongly, it needs more and more firewood and thus endangers this unique eco-system.

Our climate protection project enables households to reduce their wood consumption. Traditionally, the families cook over an open three-stone fire. This is inefficient and, due to the heavy smoke pollution, also a serious threat to health.

The project introduces efficient cooking stoves from local clay and sand. The so-called Canarumwe model is made by a local cooperative and consumes two-thirds less fuel than the three-stone fire. The furnaces are offered at such low cost that low-income households can afford them. Because women are usually responsible for the fire, they and their children benefit from this project.

How does climate protection work with efficient cooking stoves?

In many poorer regions of the world, families cook on open fire, often in enclosed spaces. Energy efficiency is low, and large amounts of energy are lost. In addition, the strong smoke development leads to severe health problems.

Clean cooking ovens are often simple devices made of metal or clay, but they make better use of the energy supplied from wood, oil or coal burning. The users of the efficent cooking stoves save fuels, cash for the now lower fuel consumption and reduce drastically CO2.2

Every post helps!

Saving of
approx. 8.500 t CO22 per year

Limitation of wood consumption
and deforestation

Clean and economical cooking

Reduction of smoke during cooking
Decrease of respiratory diseases

Support for families tea growing areas, one of the most important crop plants in the region

Jobs through local production
and sale of stoves

Promotion of schools and education

Contribution to the UN sustainability goals

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Project quality standards

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Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was established under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The CDM can be used not only for voluntary emission compensation, but also for state climate protection programmes. As a result, governments, companies, and individuals alike can purchase certified emission credits from CDM projects (= Certified Emission Reductions(CERs) and use them for their respective climate protection purposes.

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Gold Standard

The Gold Standard was developed in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and more than 20 other international environmental organisations. The standard is supported by the non-profit Gold Standard Foundation based in Switzerland. Gold Standard climate protection projects are characterized by the fact that, in addition to reducing CO2,2they simultaneously contribute to sustainable development in the respective project regions.