Boiling Point 49
November 2003: forests, fuel and food
In this edition we tackle one of the major problems facing humanity and, as always in Boiling Point, we try to provide positive ideas for improving the lives of people living in poverty. These include: ways to improve forestry resources; reducing the need for heating; increasing the efficiency of stoves and using residues to replace woodfuel. There are two excellent case studies which show how policy must be reflected in practice for initiatives to succeed. As the international community moves towards advocating fossil fuel for health improvements, another key issue addressed deals with the threats to the livelihoods of those employed in biomass provision. This edition concludes with two very human issues; the cost of using biomass in terms of health and the importance of disaggregating household energy information by gender when making decisions.
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- Forests, fuel and food - Liz Bates
- Sustainable commercial firewood: the role of Forest Replacement Associations in Brazil and Nicaragua - Rog鲩o Carneiro de Miranda, Stuart Conway and Afranio Cesar Migliari
- Super-insulated housing for Northern Asia - Zhu Qing Yan and Kelly Lerner
- Insulative ceramics for improved cooking stoves - Dean Still, Dr Margaret Pinnell, Damon Ogle and Brad van Appel
- Implementing policy decisions to conserve forest reserves in Tanzania - a case study - Bariki K. Kaale
- Fuelling development - Richard Stanley
- Participatory approach for linking rural energy transitions and developmental needs in Uttar Pradesh, India - Malini Ranganathan, Rakesh Prasad and P. B. Singh
- Decentralized household energy planning for selected villages in Shivalik belt of Haryana, India - Chetan Kumar
- Livelihoods in the urban biomass sector - realities and threats - Hannah Isaac
- Toll on human resources due to lack of energy, water, sanitation and their health impacts in Rural North India - Jyoti K. Parikh, Vijay Laxmi, Shyam Karmakar and Pramod Dabrase
- Gender dimensions in household energy - Ishara Mahat
- What’s happening in household energy?
- ITDGPractical Action energy news