Hanoi – Sept 11, 2019 - Green Generation in partnership with Co2balance UK Ltd., organized Local Stakeholder Consultation (LSC) in Hanoi to finalize the design of their upcoming project on improved cook stove (ICS) carbon offsetting project in the northern mountainous and midland areas of Vietnam.
In rural areas of Vietnam, many households cook on traditional iron-bar fires. These fires have poor thermal efficiency and use a lot of firewood. This results in high CO2 emissions, indoor air pollution and high demand for firewood which drives deforestation.
The project will cover the following provinces: Hoa Binh, Son La, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Lang Son and Bac Giang. Other provinces to benefit from the project include Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Bac Ninh and Vinh Phuc.
The GreenGen improved stoves will be sold at markets across the provinces. GreenGen stoves have been tested to meet international standards and are much more efficient than the traditional iron-bar fire and significantly reduce firewood consumption. This reduces CO2 emissions, improves the respiratory health of those in the kitchen due to less smoke and reduces the time and money spent on collecting or buying firewood.
CO2balance is a UK-based carbon offsetting project developer. Over the last decade, CO2balance has developed more than 125 carbon offset projects globally in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and safe water supply across over 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Green Generation is a Vietnamese social enterprise who design and manufacture improved cookstoves with the goal to bring affordable and environment friendly energy solutions to end users. Green Generation has been producing and distributing improved cookstoves in Vietnam since 2014.
July 2016: GreenGen participated in the RBF program, funded by ENDEV and managed by SNV.
Kick Start workshop of RBF progam, Apr 2016: http://www.snv.org/update/successful-kick-workshop-advanced-clean-cookstove-project-vietnam
First stove auction launched, Jul 2016: http://www.snv.org/update/advanced-clean-cookstoves-auction-launched-vietnam
Feb 2017, GreenGen proud to be the first stove manufacturer in Vietnam to receive the RBF.
Sept 2016: The partnership between GreenGen and Care International Vietnam proud to be among the 4 Grantees who received Women's Empowerment Fund III from The Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves.
Under Women's Empowerment Fund, CARE and GreenGen organize training for minority women in Dien Bien nad Bac Kan province to start their micro business, started with distributing GreenGen's stoves in local community. The training include the following subjects: climate change, basic business skills, stove sales and services, developing business plan, ...
GreenGen is proud to receive grant from Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF), funded by UKAid and managed by SNV. VBCF support enterprise with social course and inclusive business models in Vietnam.
With the help from VBCF, from Apr 2014 to Aug 2015, GreenGen had successfully completed:
- Set up the stove manufacturing facility in Thach That district, Hanoi.
- Organize 30 community training seminars for members of Women Union in Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Son La province.
- Organized over 200 road show activities.
- Coordinated with provincial Department of Trade, participated in over 40 trade fair events under the National Program "Bringing Vietnamese good to rural areas".
- Set up retailers network in 14 provinces in the north of Vietnam.