Preparation of Emission Reduction Baseline Survey for Improved Cooking Stove (ICS) in Hilly Districts of Far Western Development Region
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
August 2012 to September 2012
Doti, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Achham, Darchula, Bajhang and Bajura
Improved cooking stoves operate with higher efficiency compared to traditional ones aiding in reduced fuel wood consumption along with other advantages like time saving and clean cooking environment. SNV Nepal in partnership with The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and other local partners designed Improved Cook Stove (ICS) program with a target of 150,000 units in remote districts of Nepal to reduce dependency on biomass resources and improve local socio-economic and environmental conditions.
The objective of this assignment was to carry out a study to ensure that all requirements and guidelines of CDM/Gold Standard requirements are met with for successfully developing the ICS program with carbon finance benefits
The objective of this assignment was to carry out a study to ensure that all requirements and guidelines of CDM/Gold Standard requirements are met with for successfully developing the ICS program with carbon finance benefits.
The assignment was to find out the exact extent of ICS dissemination and use in these seven districts, through a comprehensive baseline study before the initiation on the establishment of ICS in field.
Services provided by SW Nepal
Under this assignment, SW Nepal carried out survey of 301 ICS non user households with pre-designed questionnaire. The study established a framework that needed to be adapted while carrying out the project activities. Besides, this assignment also carried out a detailed assessment on Non-renewable Biomass (NRB) fraction and baseline determination for the project. The study also provided recommendations on quality control of ICS.