Since 2015 Cool Earth has worked alongside Fauna & Flora International in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reduce firewood use by installing fuel-efficient stoves. This seemingly small and simple solution is making a measurable difference to the health of the forest. Firewood collection has halved. But the stoves also have the potential to dramatically improve the lives and health of local people, especially women and girls.
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The fuel-efficient stove project in Lubutu addresses at least six of these goals.