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SciencePress Release: Berkeley Carbon Trading Project Identifies Cookstove Developed by African Clean Energy and distributed by Mozambique Renewables as High-Quality

Press Release: Berkeley Carbon Trading Project Identifies Cookstove Developed by African Clean Energy and distributed by Mozambique Renewables as High-Quality

BERKELEY, CA – March 2024

The Berkeley Carbon Trading Project, directed by Dr. Barbara Haya and housed within the Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP) at the University of California, Berkeley, is dedicated to advancing research and outreach initiatives aimed at evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of carbon trading and offset programs in the fight against climate change. 

As part of its ongoing research efforts, the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project conducted a comprehensive assessment of cookstove carbon credit projects registered under the Gold Standard (GS) Metered methodology. Out of the thousands of projects analysed, only six were identified as offering high-quality carbon credits. 

Among these select projects is the cookstove initiative developed by African Clean Energy, which is distributed by Mozambique Renewables as part of the Waste2Energy Micro-Biochar Project in Mozambique, registered under the OxCarbon Standard.  

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“We greatly appreciate the incredibly important work and research conducted by the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project in offering unbiased assessments,” said Dr. Guy Wolf, the Director of OxCarbon. “We are excited that the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project recognised the quality and validity of the African Clean Energy initiative, which further substantiates the strength and value of the Waste2Energy Micro-Biochar Project in Mozambique.” 

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The Berkeley Carbon Trading Project continues to collaborate with stakeholders, industry experts, and policymakers to promote transparency and accountability in carbon markets, driving towards a more sustainable and resilient future. 

For the full article released by the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project regarding High-Quality Cook Stove projects see here. For additional information around the research initiatives of Berkeley Carbon Trading Project please visit here.