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Myanmar Stoves Campaign

Myanmar is the third largest contributor to deforestation globally, with most of the wood used for domestic cooking. The Myanmar Stoves Campaign is a programme of the Soneva Foundation and the first Gold Standard certified carbon project in Myanmar which has distributed fuel efficient cooking stoves to over 200,000 families.

Each new stove saves 2.5 tons of wood per year and reduces wood consumption by at least 50%. This reduces pressure on deforestation and household expenditure on fuel. Air pollution from domestic cooking is reduced by 80%, which is currently responsible for the premature deaths of over 4 million people a year. This clearly improves the health and safety of the whole community.

Carbon emissions are reduced by four tons per stove per year. Each stove costs $50.


The Soneva Foundation supports the development of environmental projects that reduce carbon emissions at the same time as addressing deeper social and environmental challenges.