@browncoat - I've heard a good solution to that is to introduce sun powered cooking stoves to supplement the small wood burning stoves already in use.
A sun powered stove works through reflecting and concentrating the sun and isn't good for things that need to be fried, but is excellent for foods that are boiled, particularly those which are boiled all day which is why they use up so much wood.
We're lucky now that we aren't having to cut down on wood burning stoves at home as much as was once needed, since there isn't so much pollution in the air from industry. And we have a lot of sustainable wood forests.
So, in the developed world, if you want you can use a wood burning stove to cook food, guilt free.