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Microsol launches an innovative project in favor of rural communities vulnerable to climate change

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  • Call for expressions of interest to become an operator of improved cookstoves for the Tuki Wasi Project is announced.

Microsol presented Tuki Wasi, (Pleasant Home in Quechua), an innovative project aiming to install around 60,000 improved cookstoves to replace open fire stoves and therefore improve the well-being of rural communities in Peru and reduce approximately 600 thousand tCO2e of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) during the life of the project.

Tuki Wasi will be implemented thanks to the Climate Cent Foundation (CCF) and the Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offsetting (KliK Foundation), through a novel mechanism under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement called International Transfer Mitigation Results or ITMO. According to Yannick Träris, Carbon Procurement Manager at the KliK foundation, this event sets a milestone within the framework of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Dorothée Pie, CEO of Microsol, pointed out that “receiving the trust to manage the first ITMO project in Peru is highly symbolic for Microsol as it represents the recognition of 15 years of work and commitment towards rural communities of Peru that are vulnerable to climate change.”

During her remarks, Milagros Sandoval, general director of Climate Change and Desertification at Peru’s Environmental Ministry, highlighted that a project of this nature must generate additionality within the framework of the Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs. “The idea of this agreement is to promote investment in technologies with low greenhouse gas emissions…[in other words] through the implementation of this agreement, promote environmental integrity, avoid double accounting [of emissions reductions] and, above all, it is an opportunity to promote sustainable development in Peru.”

Similarly, Jorge Álvarez-Lam, Environmental Sustainability Program officer at the United Nations Development Program, stressed that this type of initiative generates a positive impact that would not happen otherwise.

In this sense, the Tuki Wasi Project is not only a mitigation project with strong environmental impacts; it also helps improve the adaptation of rural families to climate change and provide strong social impacts. This makes it a powerful and sustainable initiative. Indeed, for Microsol international funding dedicated to the climate crisis should always prioritize projects that address both sides of the problem: mitigation and adaptation, in order to be considered truly sustainable.

Additionally, for the execution of the project, Microsol is seeking the participation of local operators who will be in charge of installing the improved cookstoves and developing the project’s social and technical sustainability strategy.

Finally, Dorothée mentioned that this project hopes to pave the way for future similar initiatives. “We invite you to learn from our experiences and lessons learned that we will gladly share.”

 

To learn more about the projects visit: https://tukiwasi.org/en/

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