A Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme to bring clean-burning cooking stoves fuelled by biogas from the anaerobic digestion of animal wastes to households in is improving health for people in Nepal.
To highlight the project the CDM recently premiered a short documentary film on the topic at a workshop organised by the United Nations Environment Programme’s Southeast Asia Climate Change Network (SEAN-CC).
The film focuses on the health benefits and improvement to livelihood that the biogas system can bring to rural communities through prevention of smoke-related illnesses and by removing the need to collect firewood for cooking.
The premiere was organised by the CDM Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC), Bangkok, a partnership of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan.
The CDM allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. CERs can be traded and sold, and used by industrialized countries to meet a part of their targets under the Protocol.
The film can be viewed below.
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