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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


Saving Lives. Improving Livelihoods. Empowering Women. Combating Climate Change.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is an initiative, led by the UN Foundation, supporting large-scale adoption of clean and safe household cooking solutions as a way to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and reduce climate change emissions. The Alliance’s founding partners have set a goal of enabling an additional 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

The Alliance works with public, private, and non-profit partners to overcome the market barriers that hamper the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world. It will work to develop standards for cleaner stoves, increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and environmental benefits of improved stoves, support health and climate research, and reduce trade barriers to help support market-based solutions and develop a robust clean cookstoves industry. 

*Photo credit (above): Patricia McArdle
*Photo credit (left): GIZ

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