Climate change adaptation effects of a clean cooking intervention

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This research is commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under the EnDev project. EnDev (Energising Development) is an energy access partnership seeking to provide sustainable access to modern energy services that meet the needs of the global poor. One facet of this energy project is the implementation of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS). About 1.5 billion people in the world still use traditional cooking stoves, which are proven very energy-inefficient and polluting. EnDev aims to provide people with an ICS, in order to give people an opportunity to access clean cooking, and at the same time exists on the climate change adaptation effects of the ICS intervention on the affected communities, and this research will attempt to clarify the existing uncertainties. Data is collected through literature/desk research, an expert interview with a local climate change expert and a questionnaire in the field. The geographical location where this research is conducted is the Kitui County, Kenya. In general, it can be stated, that having an ICS for the respondents in Kitui County has had a positive effect on the degree of climate change adaptation. Looking at the purpose of this research, the creation of a methodology to measure the impact of such a project on climate change adaptation, a basis for further research has been laid in terms of cause and effect process and methodology.
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