The article reveals issues with cookstove carbon offset projects in India, particularly those linked to Enking. Despite intentions to reduce carbon emissions, the stoves often malfunction, with no follow-up or repair, causing villagers to revert to traditional methods. Experts criticize the overestimation of climate benefits, faulty methodologies, and poor monitoring, leading to ineffective offsets. The schemes operate under flawed UN rules, producing more credits than merited, compromising the integrity of emissions reductions1.
For authenticity, field images were used, highlighting the real-life impact on those using the cookstoves.