Surya’s Results Based Climate Financing appears as a breakthrough paper in prestigious Nature Climate Change Journal

Linking rural women in India and Nigeria to the global carbon market

Project Surya, along with Nexleaf Analytics, has initiated and is implementing an innovative financing mechanism in India and Nigeria, which is now known as Sensor-Enabled Climate Financing (SCF). SCF enables the very poor to switch to clean cooking through direct usage-based climate credits for black carbon and CO2 mitigation. SCF is enabled by cutting-edge mobile technology developed by Nexleaf Analytics. For more information on how SCF works, please contact or visit


Project Surya making a bold entry towards the Voluntary Carbon Credit Market

Team of cook stove suppliers, solar lamp manufacturers, NGOs, Rural Bank and academics is pioneering a new approach for getting climate credit directly to women using the renewable technologies. "A cooking stove improves lives in Kenya"

"On the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya, an elderly woman forages in the Ngong Forest for fallen branches. In a small village in Karachuonyo, in Kenya’s Nyanza province, a mother prepares a meal for her family in a smoke-filled kitchen. With her eyes bloodshot and watery she coughs as she helplessly waves off the acrid smoke from the cooking stove. In Kawangware, one of Nairobi’s diverse neighborhoods, a student has not finished her homework, but knows that she needs to turn off the kerosene lamp or risk using more than the week’s share of light." Read More


PBS Newshour: In India, Battling Global Warming One Stove at a Time Click to watch

"Breathe Easy," A Film on Clean Cookstoves Click to watch

Professor Ramanathan talks with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama about Project Surya Click to watch

A Dark Cloud on Top of the World Click to watch