Today the CDM secretariat issued over 12,000 Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates for the Envirofit cookstove Programme of Activities (PoA) in Ghana, for which Carbon Africa is providing Monitoring, Reporting and Verification and related support services. In addition to its contribution to climate change mitigation, the project has also brought numerous socio-economic benefits to local communities in Ghana, for example through reduced exposure to indoor air pollution by replacing the use of more inefficient traditional cookstoves.