A new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) desk study launched at the 17th African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Durban, South Africa, calls for urgent action to address the production and consumption of biomass as a source of energy in Africa.

Kenya's ban on logging two years ago has seen charcoal traders flock to Uganda, which has now become the main source of the fuel, further putting a strain on the country’s dwindling forest cover.

Widespread use of fuelwood and charcoal for cooking and heating is a notable barrier to achieving development and conservation goals in sub-Saharan Africa, yet previous attempts at introducing

Leaders in Masindi have embarked on replanting 42 forests cut down by charcoal and timber dealers in the last nine years.

Beyond a metal gate in Ranong, a port town in southern Thailand, a warehouse is filled nearly wall to wall and floor to ceiling with bags of illegally sourced charcoal.

In a country that relies heavily on charcoal for energy, this case study provides evidence that medium-large scale briquette technology in Malawi could be a potential local enterprise but that policy incentives will be required to promote a transition from charcoal to briquettes.

In a country that relies heavily on charcoal for energy, this case study provides evidence that medium-large scale briquette technology in Malawi could be a potential local enterprise but that policy incentives will be required to promote a transition from charcoal to briquettes.

A transition away from the use of fuelwood and charcoal for cooking can prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths caused by household air pollution.

Providing energy for home use, especially for cooking food and heating living spaces, without contributing to climate change demands creativity and perseverance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian Institute of Sustainable Development Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2019. The issue for consideration is the regulation of use of charcoal as raw material for the industry to avoid cutting of trees. The matter was decided by the Tribunal on 09.10.2017. The present proceedings are for execution of the said order.

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