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LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - JUNE 14: A young girl sells charcoal in a small market on June 14, 2010 in central Lusaka, Zambia. Many people in Zambia uses charcoal for cooking. Cook stoves are supplied by (CDM) Clean Development Mechanism. CDM is one of the mechanisms in article 12 in the Kyoto Protocol that allows industrial nations to meet their CO 2 emission reduction targets by investment and transfer of sustainable technologies in development countries. In Zambia, Lusaka Sustainable Energy project , is providing house-holds with cook stoves, financed by RWE Power AG, the German power utility. The project in Zambia seeks to switch charcoal consuming households to sustainable harvested sticks of wood used for the cookers, and by doing that saving trees and the environment in Zambia. House-holds are save a substantial amount of money every month by not buying charcoal, which usually is a major cost for poor people in the country. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)
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