The Cambodian Firewood Saving Project (CFSP) aims to introduce new kitchen stoves and reduce the use of firewood. The project promotes the transfer of the most advanced technologies in the energy efficiency field. Innovative kitchen stoves can protect forests and contribute to sustainable development in Cambodia in three ways: reducing environmental impact; introducing the concept of social responsibility; promoting economic development.
As far as environmental impact is concerned, using kitchen stoves dramatically reduces the use of firewood or heating and cooking, avoiding intensive and excessive forest exploitation and granting indirect protection to biodiversity.
The Cambodian energy efficiency project is based on a long term strategy developed by the Cambodian government, NGOs, private sector companies and forest communities. The introduction of low-consumption kitchen stoves reduces public expenditure, gives small enterprises the opportunity to develop in a new sector, thus creating jobs and promoting sustainable development in conjunction with technological innovations.
Carbon credits generated by such interventions respect high quality certification standards established by The Gold Standard. It is the only independent standard worldwide for the design of high quality projects.