Climate Change in Developing Countries

Project: Household energy, climate change adaption and emissions reduction in developing countries: potential for double dividends?

Total energy consumption in emerging and developing countries has exceeded that of industrialized countries for years. Accordingly, measures to mitigate climate change should also focus on these countries. The role of the energy demand of households is often overlooked, especially the energy demand for cooking energy, although this is massively responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. This study examines the extent to which a cooking stove intervention in rural Senegal can simultaneously reduce emissions and improve the socio-economic living conditions of the population. In this way, we can estimate the potentials of the stoves for climate mitigation and climate adaptation.

A project within the framework of the funding priority "Economics of Climate Change" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).