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Title: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - A Powerful Instrument to Fulfill the United Nations Millennium Development Goals - Experiences, Visions, and Suggestions

Authors: Dr. Dieter Seifert, Herliyani Suharta, Deepak Gadhia, Jack Anderson, and Manolo Vílchez

Date: July 2006 (Presented at the Solar Cookers and Food Processing International Conference in Granada, Spain)

Abstract: Traditional cooking is associated with a high net emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) if fossil fuel or non sustainable harvested firewood in the regions of firewood crisis are used. Considering this and the limited amount of environment that support the living, people urgently need a new fuel saving technology such as solar cookers. However, they generally cannot afford it.

There is a way to overcome this obstacle and to provide powerful and durable equipment to poor families in developing countries. The poorest household can save emissions of GHGs by using sustainable technologies. These emission reduction efforts can generate marketable emission reduction certificates in the frame of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as defined in the Kyoto-Protocol.

This paper is intended to show that CDM is a powerful and very helpful instrument to fulfil the United Nations Millennium Development Goals concerning poverty, education, gender, health, environment, water and worldwide partnership for sustainable development.

Based on comprehensive experience this article presents chances and challenges that have to be faced to manage the first UNFCCC-registered CDM Solar Cooker Project: Aceh 1 in Indonesia. The immense importance of a fair crediting of saved GHG-emission from avoiding nonrenewable biomass consumption is emphasized.

Keywords: solar cooker, cdm, clean development mechanism, millennium development goals, firewood crisis, household energy, poverty eradication.

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