Project details
1187 · Clean drinking water
  • Countrywide, Laos
Ceramic water filters save CO2 and improve health

80 % of households in Laos rely on boiling their drinking water to prevent gastrointestinal diseases. However, boiling water releases significant amounts of CO2 emissions, as inefficient cooking methods using wood or coal are common. Therefore, this climate project sells ceramic water filters to provide clean drinking water to rural communities.

As the water seeps through the ceramic filter, bacteria and other suspended solids are removed and the clean water is collected in a large plastic container that is easily accessible through a tap.

The goal of the project is to distribute over 100,000 clean water filters and thus not only save CO2 but also improve the health of the local people.

How does technology for clean drinking water help fight global warming?Two billion people in the world have no access to clean drinking water. Many families have to boil their drinking water over an open fire, resulting in CO2 emissions and deforestation. Where water can be cleaned chemically (e.g. with chlorine) or mechanically (with filters), or where groundwater can be provided from wells, these CO2 emissions can be avoided. Clean drinking water projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No PovertyThrough the project, many households can save money because less fuel has to be bought, less money is spent on medicines and more time is available to pursue a job.
Good Health and Well-Being92.3% of the participating population confirmed less exposure to smoke pollution.
Clean Water and SanitationBy 2021, the project had provided 251,545 people with safe drinking water.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project created 56 jobs by 2021.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 56,927 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyClean drinking waterRegionCountrywide, LaosEstimated annual emission reductions56,927 t CO2Validated byTÜV SÜD South Asia Private LimitedVerified byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS