For Stoves is a not-for-profit, set up to enable roll out of stoves through monetising the emission reductions, bringing health, environmental and economic benefits to local communities and global environmental and economic benefits.
For Stoves has been founded by Nicola Steen and has an experienced Board http://www.forstoves.com/who-we-are/
For Stoves is establishing a Programme of Activities (PoA) under the UNs Clean Development Mechanism. A PoA is like an umbrella: different project developers, in different countries, can come under the one umbrella to receive Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). The For Stoves PoA is to assist companies who are rolling out stove projects in countries across the globe. As each stove in the different projects reduces greenhouse gases from what they otherwise would have been, those emission reductions are certified by the UNs process and CERs can be sold. The money from the CERs helps pay for the stove projects.
Monetizing emission reductions is key: it makes the stoves affordable and makes the changes possible. Also, the stove users become part of the market solution to tackle climate change: payments received for their emission reductions are invested in further developing the business and installing more stoves, so early stove users are passing on benefits and assisting other communities. They are part of the real returns cycle“ creating real changes in the world.
Each project developer doesnt have to go through the bureaucracy and costs of registering its project with the UN: For Stoves is doing that work. For Stoves holds the umbrella and developers across the world can come under the umbrella, working together to create healthier living environments, help women have less unnecessary, burdensome work and more time for other activities and to reduce environmental damage.
Other Organization Type
Facilitator of stove projects through enabling and helping realise carbon finance
Carbon Finance, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Finance / Investment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Research, Marketing, Standards, Technology and Fuel R&D, Lab or Field Testing
Other Organizational Expertise
For Stoves has a wide network from many years in development, sustainability and energy. Developers who come under the For Stoves umbrella will have access to that network and to sharing the experience and expertise of other developers under the PoA - and to contributing to the growing knowledge-base.
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal
Clean Cooking Activities
The first stove project developer that For Stoves is working with is Nyumbani Innovations Limited. This is a private limited company, established and registered in Tanzania that has been established to expand into a profitable business the stove project with the Maasai that has been established to date under a charity. Nyumbani Innovations has come under the For Stoves umbrella to be guided and helped to receive and monetise CERs from the new stoves. The existing charitable project that Nyumbani Innovations is going to expand and run as a profitable company is the Maasai Stoves and Solar Project of the International Collaborative for Science, Education and the Environment (ICSEE).
For Stoves is in discussions with several partners - and is always very open to having more discussions! - and has LoAs from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Mexico and Micronesia.
For Stoves team is highly experienced in development, energy, sustainability as well as carbon and finance issues. ® We can offer our experience to current debates and concerns, building on and applying our knowledge and past experiences, helping problem solve and thinking creatively.®
Regions Operating In
Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Based In
6 Templar Mews
Black Jack Street
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2AA
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Nicola Steen
Phone: 44 7881 952983
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Douglas Heydon
Title: Company Secretary
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