Images showing ‘real people’ doing ‘real work’ help to generate a sense of climate solutions being integrated into daily life.
Burning biomass is critical to the lives of half the world’s population, providing essential food and warmth. Unfortunately it is also a major cause of poor heath, with about 1.6 million deaths each year caused by smoke from cooking. It also contributes to deforestation as areas are stripped of trees, and to climate change as greenhouse gas emissions mount up. At the heart of the problem are the many inefficient and polluting stoves used across developing countries. Aprovecho Research Center, in Zhejang, China produces affordable, efficient stoves.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Mr Chen loading and testing emissions of the stove. Aprovecho Research Centre - 2009 Ashden Award winners.