Clean Cooking Programme Uganda

In Uganda, over 96% of the population is dependent on dirty, unsustainable biomass for cooking. This is driving significant deforestation, and the country is now facing a projected future wood biomass deficit of over 100 million tonnes annually. Much of the population experiences energy poverty, spending significant amounts of their monthly income on expensive charcoal, also known as 'black gold'. The problem is that there is no affordable, accessible alternative cooking solution, and households remain trapped using basic, inefficient stoves that need replacing every few months.

At Community Carbon, we deliver cleaner cookstoves to households in Uganda who are dependent on burning charcoal for cooking. Our stoves, manufactured locally in Uganda, have improved thermal efficiency and durability, reducing the amount of charcoal required for daily cooking, thereby reducing demands on vulnerable forests, reducing emissions, and improving lives. Our project is designed to fight energy poverty by stimulating community development, well-being, and creating tangible co-benefits that build greater climate resilience.

We go outside of the initial project's scope and impact by reinvesting a portion of the carbon credit revenue back into the communities via the Climate Resilience Impact Fund. This Fund invests in programmes that empower and educate women and girls, recognising their vital role in combating climate change.

At Community Carbon, we value quality and credibility. We uphold meticulous procedures that guarantee high-quality carbon credits, quantifying emissions reductions precisely and transparently. This is made possible by managing the end-to-end project development process on the ground with a team directly employed to manufacture the project from manufacturing and distribution through to specialists who work to monitor and record stove usage during their lifetime.

Project Impacts and Benefits

This community focused project delivers impacts far beyond the emissions reduction.

Climate Action: One fuel efficient cookstove will reduce daily household charcoal consumption by 45% - 55% thanks to improved thermal efficiency.

No Poverty, Affordable and Clean Energy: Fuel-efficient cookstoves can produce financial savings to typical household income that can then be repurposed for other priorities such as education and health.

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Our cookstoves are 100% locally manufactured, creating direct and indirect employment and stimulating the local economy throughout the supply chain.

Gender Equality: Our stove also cuts cooking time; reduces trips to fetch cooking fuel, and time saved mainly by women can be used for productive activities such as education and income generation.

A Dedicated Impact Fund

We are committed to supporting the potential of communities to drive transformative change. That's why we have established a dedicated, nonprofit foundation called the Climate Resilience Impact Fund (CRIF). This fund receives a portion of the payments for emissions reductions and channels it into high-impact programs that empower and uplift women and girls, recognizing their pivotal role in spearheading the fight against climate change. Our goal is to create a lasting and meaningful impact that resonates deeply within communities, fostering profound social and economic outcomes.

The Climate Resilience Impact Fund operates autonomously from Community Carbon. It is governed by a separate board composed of board members and an independent selection committee, consisting of experts, many of whom are Africa-based leaders. In 2023, the fund focuses its investments on high-impact programs that prioritize the education and empowerment of women and girls

More information on this project is available in the Gold Standard Impact Registry

Vintages of credits: 2022
N.B.  Individual vintages cannot be selected for purchase. Purchases will include credits from the vintage range stated. 

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Community Carbon