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Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark view of one of Britain’s chief climate experts, Professor John Beddington, who has warned that relying on the cutting down and burning of trees as a replacement for the use of fossil fuels could rebound dangerously.
Action for Environmental Sustainability (Afes), a local non-governmental organisation, has partnered with the Canadian High Commission to empower women, through the use of Chitetezo Mbaula, to fight the effects of environmental degradation.
Afes is implementing various initiatives in the country to address root causes of poverty and environmental degradation while the Canadian High Commission is funding the project through its Canadian fund for local initiatives.
The National Cook Stove Steering Committee (NCSSC) has embarked on a nationwide campaign to reach out to two million households with improved energy saving stoves by 2020.
Movement for Bioenergy Advocacy Utilisation Learning and Action (Mbaula) is supporting the ambitious initiative whose objective is to conserve the environment.
Mbaula secretariat coordinator Mbumba Mita Chigalu, disclosed in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday that the committee wanted people to appreciate the benefits of using energy saving stoves.
"I used to travel Filibindi hills to search for firewood but that is no longer an issue to lose sleep over because of the technology that helps us produce the methane we use for cooking. It is fast and efficient, just like other sources of energy"
According to the article "Making use of garbage" a person produces 0,5 kilogramme (kg) per day in Lilongwe, for the whole city it is 350 tonnes of waste per day. There are different ways for recycling this waste - the paper waste is used for producing fire briquettes. A recycling which we welcome a lot!