Solar cooking comes of age in Kenya

Inventor trials his new solar cooker ahead of environment conference.

     

    For centuries, many peoples around the world have had to gather bundles of firewood for cooking ... a process that not only produces carbon emissions but has a significant effect on health.

    Smoke and fumes cause respiratory diseases killing an estimated 1.6 million people a year worldwide.

    But as the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference approaches, one Norwegian inventor believes he has refined a simple technology that could have a major benefits for health, the immediate environment and the world. It's called the Kyoto Box.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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