CDM project co-benefits in Guinea Savannah Region, Nigeria: Efficient use of firewood in rural communities
The Efficient Fuel Wood Stoves for Nigeria Project involves the distribution of around 12,500 efficient wood-burning stoves (‘SAVE80’) and heat-retaining polypropylene boxes to replace inefficient traditional fireplaces in the Guinea Savannah Zone, Nigeria. The SAVE80 wood stove system is up to 80 % more efficient in its use of wood compared to traditional fireplaces, leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and levels of deforestation associated with wood collection. It is being provided to households in partnership with a local organisation for a subsidised price including on a credit basis. This activity reduces the time spent collecting firewood, a task usually carried out by women and children collection, thereby freeing up their time for social, domestic and educational activities.