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Clean Cookstoves: Changing the Paradigm in Guatemela

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This summary outlines the Paradigm Project's commitment to placing at least 100,000 clean cookstoves in Guatemalan households over the next 10 years. Stoves are marketed and sold through local staff and community groups. Important elements of the program are provision of warranty servicing and financing mechanisms, community education, and evaluation and monitoring. A carbon-offset program is also being developed that combines donations, equity investment, and the forward-contracting of emission reduction offsets to subsidize the cost of stoves for poor families; the program also generates revenue for other community development efforts.

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