The ‘Kyoto Box’, named after the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol that seeks to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, is aimed at billions of people who use firewood to cook. Costing 5 euros ($6.60) to make, it can also make it easier to boil polluted water.
“We’re saving lives and saving trees,” the Kyoto Box’s developer Jon Boehmer, a Norwegian based in Kenya, said in a statement.
The FT Climate Change Challenge was backed by the Financial Times, technology group Hewlett-Packard, which sponsored the award, and development group Forum for the Future. Reuters