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Converting animal waste into clean energy via biogas digesters
This unique project in Vietnam encourages the adoption renewable energy by households across the country. Most rural households in Vietnam keep animals and by installing a biogas plant, any family with several farm animals can create enough energy for their household use. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 550,000 tonnes by year.
By reducing the use of fossil fuels and non-renewable biomass, and by preventing animal waste from releasing harmful methane gas into the atmosphere, the project affords massive greenhouse gas reductions, while making sustainable energy and development available to more than 840,000 people.
Efficient cooking leading to more jobs, healthier people and fewer emissions
Using the traditional method of cooking over an open flame exposes women and children in southern India to toxic fumes that cause a range of respiratory issues and contribute to approximately 500,000 premature deaths per year in India.
These efficient cook stoves reduce smoke and other pollutants by 80% and use less fuel and cook much faster than previous methods. A Women’s Empowerment Programme trains female entrepreneurs in marketing and sales of cook stoves to improve their livelihoods and social position in their communities. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 million tonnes per year.