Dear Friends, Partners and Colleagues,

We are excited to announce that the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD) has changed its name to Impact Carbon!

CEIHD retains its mission, board of directors, projects, programs, grants, contracts, and legal status and is now legally “Doing Business As” (DBA) Impact Carbon. Our new website is under construction at http://www.impactcarbon.org.

This name change is a milestone marking the complete transition of CEIHD, formerly a research center at the University of California, Berkeley, with close ties to Dr. Kirk Smith’s Research Group, to an independent nonprofit organization focused on both carbon project development with social, health and environmental impact, and philanthropic field building and development.

Impact Carbon’s mission is to alleviate poverty and improve health and the environment through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions. We leverage carbon finance to develop and scale these projects, using the financial returns to benefit local partners and local people in the communities we serve. These projects have measurable health, social and environmental co-benefits, with emphasis on impact at scale.

Impact Carbon has a legacy of household energy expertise, successful project implementation, and a mission-driven commitment to social impact. Together with JP Morgan, Impact Carbon co-authored the pioneering Voluntary Gold Standard Cookstove Methodology and registered the first project that uses this methodology to generate rigorously verified carbon offsets with social co-benefits.

Impact Carbon is currently originating and developing new projects, raising investment and philanthropic support to finance new projects, and developing and providing project management services, tools and methods for the field. We have a pipeline of new projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With the experience gained on successful projects in Uganda, Kenya, Mali, Ghana, China and India, we seek to leverage carbon finance to rapidly scale cookstove and other micro-energy projects that provide a cost-effective opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and achieve development goals.

This is an exciting time for our organization, and we appreciate the contributions so many of you have made to help us reach this point. Thank you for your support through this transition and we look forward to continuing to work together!

Sincerely on behalf of the Impact Carbon Team,

Evan Haigler
Executive Director

For your records, please note our new contact information and email addresses:

182 2nd Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415 901 0112

Caitlyn Toombs ctoombs@impactcarbon.org
Matt Evans mevans@impactcarbon.org
Evan Haigler ehaigler@impactcarbon.org
Admin admin@impactcarbon.org

Carbon Credit Monitoring
David Mukisa, Uganda Stove Manufacturers Limited (Ugastove), November 2007
PCIA Africa Regional Workshop, Pretoria, Oct--Nov 2007

•Uganda Stove Manufacturers Ltd (UGASTOVE) was until recently called UCODEA, short for Urban Community Development Agencies.
•It is a progressive improved stove business based in Kampala, Uganda, producing and selling both household and institutional stoves
•Name was changed to ease recognition and distinction as we look forward to branding/ patenting.

The stove project benefited from a US EPA grant in 2004-2006, which funded the construction of production infrastructure, perfection of stove design,
IAP monitoring, market research, part of the KPT costs, and design of business development processes to support the commercialization of the product.
Project won an award for the effort in stove design and improvement at the 3rd Biennial PCIA Workshop in Bangalore, India, March 2007.

Successful IAP monitoring was done according to CEIHD monitoring protocols (Preliminary data shows that UGASTOVE’swood burning stove reduces CO by 54% and PM 2.5by 49%)

KPT successfully done in 2006, follow up in 2007 (Field tests show that the stoves reduce the consumption of fuel by 38-58% compared to traditional stoves).

Lab GHG emissions tests carried out at UCB, enabled the drafting of the PDD based on the scientific data gathered during the said surveys.

Carbon credit program was launched in February 2005 at UC Berkeley, with the intention of registering the credits on the Gold Standard for VER.

In March 2007, the first consultative meeting was held in Kampala as required for the Gold Standard projects

In partnership with CEIHD, a monitoring plan was drafted and forwarded for approval on the Gold Standard.

See attached.

See also:

THE GOLD STANDARD:Project Design Document for Gold Standard Voluntary Offset projects 12-05-08.

Project Design Document for Gold Standard Voluntary Offset projects, July 2007

More Ugandans making environmentally-friendly decisions. Touch FM

CEIHD and Berkeley Air Transitions
Jessica Marter-Kenyon, CEIHD, February 19, 2008

Dear Colleagues,

We hope the attached information is of interest.


Jessica Marter-Kenyon

Indoor Air Pollution Monitoring Summary:The Gaia Association CleanCook Stove Tests
in the Kebribeyah Refugee Camp,Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

Review of China's National Improved Stoves Programs
Jonathan Sinton, LBL, January2005

Biomass Pollution Basics
David Pennise, Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development
(CEIHD), University of California-Berkeley

Four Discussion Pieces on Setting Air Quality Guidelines
HEI Annual Conference, San Francisco April 9, 2006
Kirk R. Smith, University of California

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International Conference on "New Villages with Renewable Energy" Beijing March 12-13, 2007
Suzy Wei, China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI)

Dear Sir or Madam,

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