Environment

Poor combustion of fuels for meeting household energy needs releases substantial amounts of black carbon, methane and other pollutants that contribute to climate change. Unsustainable fuel harvesting and production can lead to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, desertification, flooding, and other environmental impacts. The emissions from household fuels also impact outdoor air quality, polluting the ambient local and regional environment. Berkeley Air has assessed the environmental impacts of stove programs in several countries, including emissions of climate-forcing pollutants and fuel sustainability.

Environmental indicators that we can measure include:

  • Fuel consumption
  • Fuel renewability
  • Ambient air pollution
  • Climate-forcing emissions

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You can find more information about the environmental impacts of household energy at The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.