Arnold Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

By Natascha Unger

Hello Dr Beck,

The projects which we will support with the money from the BAWAG Women’s Prize have been determined and both revolve around climate protection and cooking.

Extreme weather events occur more frequently due to the climate crisis. When a natural disaster hits a community, a nourishing meal is much more than a plate of food. It gives people hope and shows that someone cares. We are therefore supporting “World Central Kitchen”in their effort to assist communities impacted by extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis.FIND OUT MORE

About 3 billion people in the world have no access to modern energy sources for cooking and heating their homes. This is also the case in Uganda. A large proportion of households in rural areas cook with firewood on traditional open cooking stoves. Sadly this is inefficient, drives deforestation and is also detrimental to the health. We are therefore supporting the project “Efficient and Healthy Cooking” by the Caritas Masaka Diocesan Development Organization and HORIZONT3000. One new stove saves about 5t CO2 and 63 % firewood per year.FIND OUT MORE

All the best,

Natascha Unger

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative
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