Radicle investment in BURN sparking positive environmental and community change across Africa.

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Radicle, Canada’s leader in the carbon emissions reduction industry, is proud to partner with BURN, Africa’s leading carbon cookware manufacturer, to support voluntary carbon efforts in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Calgary, Canada Radicle Group Inc. (Radicle) Canada’s leader in the carbon emissions reduction industry, is proud to partner with BURN Africa’s leading carbon cookware manufacturer, to support voluntary carbon efforts in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The collaboration will help to reduce carbon emissions in Africa and educate businesses on how they can be a driving force for positive environmental change.

Thought leaders from the two companies will be sharing carbon offset insights on May 10 through a free webinar starting at 10 a.m. MST, to help educate and inform a broad range of public and private sector organizations on how made-in-Africa cooking stoves benefit the local community and can have a measurable impact.

“Radicle is proud to be a part of these projects that deliver environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities in Somalia and the DRC,” said Christopher Hakes, Senior Manager of Corporate Climate Solutions at Radicle.

Christopher will be presenting with Lucie Millard, Carbon Partnership Manager at BURN and Mohammed Adam, Country Manager, Somali Regions at BURN. Every voluntary carbon offset project tells a story, and Radicle is excited to collaborate on projects in Somalia and in the DRC aimed at reducing emissions while empowering women and conserving forests. BURN’s cookstoves cut fuel usage, reduce deforestation, and provide positive health impacts while also creating more than 600 jobs in local communities.

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly three billion people around the world cook their food using biomass in inefficient open fires or with traditional stoves in poorly ventilated rooms. They often rely on polluting fuels like charcoal, kerosene, wood, and animal dung. Cooking this way is not only costly, but the cause of more than four million premature deaths.

Radicle's Role in the Project

Revenue from the sale of carbon offsets finances sustainable development goals for communities across Africa while protecting families and the environment. Radicle is a significant investor in both Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo and knows that offset purchases provide local communities with a guaranteed revenue stream that flows directly into project operations while enabling Radicle to provide their clients with impactful, high-quality carbon credits.

About Radicle

Radicle helps guide today’s progressive companies towards tomorrow’s sustainable future. From our early beginnings in Calgary, Canada, when we developed one of the world’s first software platforms to measure, qualify, and aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, we’ve now taken root internationally to leverage data, insights, and technology to safeguard our shared tomorrow. Radicle works with agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, commercial, and financial services to enable planet-positive solutions by increasing efficiency while lowering costs and emissions. We believe that financial and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin: balance between the two is possible. For more information, please visit radiclebalance.com to learn more.

About BURN

BURN Manufacturing designs, produces, and distributes Africa’s most efficient modern cooking stoves. With more than 1.2Million+ stoves sold since the launch of its operations in 2013, BURN has established itself as Africa’s most trusted cookstove brand. Not only do BURN’s products help save forests, they also help people save money and dramatically reduce harmful indoor air pollution. BURN’s stoves are produced in the only modern solar-powered cookstove manufacturing facility in Kenya, and the company employs over 600 people, 50 per cent of whom are women. Over the last 10 years, BURN has built a successful business while proving that cookstoves can deliver transformative social, financial, and environmental impacts. For more information, please visit: https://burnstoves.com

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