OUR IMPACT: Environment

  • Under the concurrent pressures of rapid population growth and persisting poverty, more than 95% of Haiti’s natural forests have disappeared. Since the devastating earthquake of January 2010, the situation has only worsened. Countless families have flocked to urban centers; millions still live in refugee camps and tent cities. 95% of Haitians rely on biomass fuel […]

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  • In July 2012, Prakti won the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest in Renewable Energy to distribute stoves in Haiti. The IDEAS award supports the development of innovative projects and ideas promoting renewable energies, and improving energy efficiency and the access to energy in the Caribbean. Prakti Haiti is currently at work setting up sales channels, microfinance […]

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  • Black carbon mitigation in South Asia has also been found to be of particular global importance, as the pollutant is being deposited on the Tibetan Plateau, causing the glaciers that form the headwaters of Asia’s seven major rivers to melt at five times the global rate: melt at five times the global rate

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  • In the fall of 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme released findings concerning the role of energy insecurity (predominantly cookstove-produced black carbon) in short- to medium- term global warming. The paper calls for global stove dissemination as a means through which to buy time for more significant reductions of long-term global warmers from the Global […]

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  • Trees have all but disappeared in the southern belt of Nepal known as the Terai. Firewood is very costly while half the population lives on less than USD 2 per day. Improved cookstoves were distributed throughout Nepal but women and children continued to be exposed to hazardous smoke and soot. More specifically in the town […]

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