Fridays for Climate | Saving Haiti's forests

Fridays for Climate | Saving Haiti's forests

In Haiti during EU-funded trainings men and women learn how to manufacture environmentally friendly cookstoves powered by biomass from waste sugar cane. ­čThis cooking technique enables to replace firewood and charcoal, aiming to preserve HaitiÔÇÖs remaining forests. ­čî│ At the same time, young people learn valuable engineering, manufacturing, and marketing skills.
 
"We are proud to take this training. Cutting down trees causes great harm to the country and to the people. Our goal is to convince our parents, neighbours and the entire community to use this new cooking technology.ÔÇŁ
- Freguens Louis, student 
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Centuries of timber extraction and charcoal production have devastated the countryÔÇÖs forests. The GCCA+ programme supports to combat climate change and reduce poverty in a country where sixty percent of the population live below the poverty line - a figure which rises to 75 percent in rural areas.
 

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