September 30, 2014

The use of woodfuel for cooking and heating is a vital source of energy for over two billion people in developing countries. It has also become an increasingly discussed topic in climate change mitigation, both within the international climate change negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), and within the private sector where we have seen an increase in clean cooking solutions offered in developing countries under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and voluntary carbon markets.

While there are clear synergies between the outcomes of clean cookstove technologies and REDD+, to date these mechanisms have developed along different paths; clean cookstoves have largely been viewed as an energy- and health-related mechanism with “co-benefits” in the land-use sector, whereas REDD+ has been seen as a land-use initiative with activities directly related to forest conservation outcomes. Notwithstanding this, there are clear forest-related benefits arising from the use of clean cookstoves and similarly REDD+ is increasingly aiming to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Climate Focus has undertaken an analysis to identify and quantify the synergies between these two viewpoints.

Join this webinar to learn about the results of the analysis, discuss the emerging insights, and to provide feedback on the draft report.

Presenters: Charlie Parker, Climate Focus