Our solar cooker projects have made significant contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) by helping achieve 10 out of the 17 UNSDGs as explained below:
By using the solar cookers provided by our projects, the expenditure on purchasing coal was reduced, which is equivalent to the increase of income of poor rural residents and the reduction of poverty.
The project enables the rural household to frequently heat up water and food in a convenient way at no cost, which meets the frequent heating need of vulnerable people and consequently improves their access to safe and nutrient water and food and help end their malnutrition.
The old coal-fired cook stove generated smoke which is harmful to health. The project reduced the consumption of coal and consequently reduced the smoke from coal. Thus, it improves the air quality and the health of poor rural residents in project area.
The project will provide training on solar energy, the working principles of solar cookers and how to use solar cookers properly, to the users of the solar cooker, which consist of both women and men. Therefore, it ensures equal access for women and men to affordable and quality technical education.
Using coal stove involves a lot of work on handling the coal, such as purchasing coal, getting coal to home, storing coal, breaking the coal, igniting the coal, and cleaning the coal ashes and dust, etc. These work were mostly done by women in the households. The use of solar cooker saved households, especially women, considerable time that would have been used for handling the coal.
Heating up water is a simple and practical way to produce clean and sanitized water to underdeveloped regions where other ways of cleaning water is unavailable. This project provided an convenient way to heat up water at no cost and therefore improved the local households' access to safe and affordable drinking water.
The solar cooker provided the poor rural residents an affordable and practical way to utilize solar energy which they would not have afforded otherwise.
The project creates employment opportunities for the local communities, including women and men, through project implementation, monitoring, and maintenance.
By using the solar cookers provided by our projects, the expenditure on purchasing coal was reduced, which is equivalent to the increase of income of poor rural residents and the reduction of income inequality.
Our solar cooker project portfolio is one of the largest community usage of solar energy in remote rural areas. It reduced the emissions generated by burning coal, brought awareness of climate change in rural communities, and involved rural communities in the action to reverse the climate crisis.
Official report by UNFCCC (August 2018) to summarize the achievements of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) from 2001-2018, our project is shown on the cover page.Read More
The document below is the official report by Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss the co-benefits of their carbon fund for sustainable developments. As a key project in their portfolio, our solar cooker project is shown on the cover page and it is also featured in this report.Read More
Judged by a prestigious panel including UNFCCC Executive Secretary at COP 15, the photos from our solar cooker project portfolio won the First Place in this high-profile event because of its high social and environmental impact.Read More