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Opportunities for Transition to Clean Household Energy in Democratic Republic of the Congo


In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 95% of energy comes from biomass, heavily used in rural areas where 65% of the population lives. This leads to severe air pollution, causing diseases and premature deaths. In 2016, WHO reported 61,000 premature deaths due to household air pollution.

To address this, the DRC government partnered with the CCAC to conduct a HEART Assessment using the WHO’s Clean Household Energy Solutions Toolkit (CHEST). This assessment provides a comprehensive analysis and strategies for promoting cleaner household energy.