This booklet introduces a dozen innovative renewable energy technologies, including a variety of improved cook stoves, bio-briquettes, biogas plants, improved kilns and distillation units. It also reflects the success of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in promoting these technologies at the grassroots level.
Located in the mountain range of Apante Hill, a protected area, five communities carried out a project to address local deforestation and land degradation. The main strategies were the introduction of an eco-stove that requires less firewood and training in improved agricultural practices. The project eliminated 1,080 tons of CO2 emissions per year and reforested 4.3 hectares of degraded land.