Reducing emission and conflict with protected areas through use of environment friendly water heating and cooking systems
Reducing emission and conflict with protected areas through use of environment friendly water heating and cooking systems
Phumithang Dratshang (monastery) is small religious institute in Shingkhar gewog in Zhemgang Dzongkhag. The monastery has 95 monks and provides boarding facility to them. Currently, the monastery uses huge amount of firewood for cooking and heating. Thus, if proper education and awareness on environment is not created amongst the community, people will cut down unlimited trees for firewood. Existing government regulations on forest woods extraction is not enough to deter people from it, unless viable incentives are put in place. As prevalent now, the monastery uses uses around 10-15 truckloads of firewood in a year and emitting huge volume of CO2 thus, indicating high consumption of fuel wood and heavy their dependence of forest for firewood.
Therefore, “Reducing emission and conflict with protected areas through use of environment friendly water heating and cooking systems” was carried with collaboration with Phumithang Ngojan Denjor Tshogpa, a community based group to reduce fuel wood consumption through use of improved cooking and heating appliances.
The project has supplied the monastery with two electrical cooking system and a solar water heating system thereby decreasing consumption of fuel wood by 60%. The renovation of old kitchen was too carried out with more ventilation system in place thereby reducing harmful effects of smoke. Also, the monks were encouraged to practice organic kitchen gardens and plantations around the monastery too were carried out. The project has drastically reduced heavy dependency of monastery’s on forest and other natural resources.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Phumithang Ngojang Tshogpa
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 21,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 34,600.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/2013/15
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
High Sustainability: Beneficiaries were actively involved in implementation of project thus ensuring ownership to the project and they were sensitized on protection and sustainable practices of utilizing natural resources.
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