Renewable cooking Chad


Purchase type

This project provides a verified carbon credit that can be retired on purchase.

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Clean Tech
Renewable Energy
Carbon Offsets
Social Justice


In this project, refugees in Chad are provided with CooKits. These solar cookers have a positive impact on the safety and health of people who live in very difficult circumstances. Moreover, by using the power of the sun when cooking, less wood is used and CO2 is saved.

Why did we choose this project?

We believe in FairClimateFund’s mission to reduce carbon whilst also improving the living conditions for people in developing countries.

How does it work?

The CooKit is a solar cooker that can be used with the help of solar energy, abundant in Chad. It has a simple design and is made of cardboard and aluminium foil. Sunlight is reflected through the foil on a black-painted pan that is contained in a heat-resistant plastic bag in which the warm air circulates. Cooking with the CooKit is a clean and healthy alternative to the traditional way of cooking, because it is completely smokeless. They are manufactured locally in six workshops that are spread out over the camps. Every workplace is fully run by around 20 women.

How do we know it's working?

The project has been live for some time and continues to help new refugees. Already the project has helped around 15,000 refugees and reduced 52,000 tonnes of CO2.

Star fact

3 billion people, and 900 million in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), cook with inefficient charcoal and firewood stoves, and biomass for cooking constitutes around 60% of SSA's primary energy demand.

UN Sustainability Goals

03 Good Health and Well-being05 Gender Equality07 Affordable and Clean Energy08 Decent Work and Economic Growth13 Climate Action

Verified by Pinwheel

28 Feb 2021


Chad, Africa

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