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Radha's Message
Radha Muthiah

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I spent the first few days of November catching up after the Clean Cooking Forum in Delhi. With more than 600 attendees from 57 countries, the Forum was an incredible opportunity to showcase our shared successes while outlining the best path forward for our sector. For those who weren't able to go in person, I encourage you to check out the wrap up report. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this the largest Forum to date.

This month, the Alliance joined Sustainable Energy for All and other organizations to launch the People-Centered Accelerator, a partnership to advance social inclusion, gender equality, and women's empowerment in sustainable energy. The Alliance's global behavior change programs continued with the introduction of a fictional mother inspiring women to make the transition to cleaner cooking in Nigeria. In addition, we have created two Q&As to answer questions around stove and fuel testing and new global burden of disease estimates, which show approximately 2.6 million premature deaths can be attributed to HAP each year.

As the end of the year approaches, I encourage you to lookout for two big news items: our 2017 Progress Report and new research expected to show positive birth outcomes from the use of clean cookstoves and fuels. We look forward to the completion of yet another strong year in the clean cooking sector.

Our work continues,

Radha Muthiah

From the Alliance
How 'Mama Imade' is inspiring Nigerians to switch to cleaner cooking

Mama Imade is the fictional star of a new Alliance-supported web series that aims to inspire women to make the transition to cleaner cooking. 

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Global burden of disease from household air pollution: by the numbers

According to new estimates published in The Lancet, approximately 2.6 million premature deaths can be attributed to HAP each year. This figure has evolved significantly over the past decade. Read more about the changes in GBD estimates.


A wrap-up of the Clean Cooking Forum

More than 600 representatives from 57 countries attended the Clean Cooking Forum 2017. Take a look back at the top moments, key takeaways, and more.

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Testing and performance: Questions answered

The Alliance has created an FAQ to answer some of the most common questions on stove and fuel testing. Get the answers here.


Hajia Alima Mahama of Ghana Joins Alliance Leadership Council

Ghana Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Mahama will join a group of global leaders and executives working to help millions of people gain access to and use cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels.

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From the Sector
SEforAll launches partnership to accelerate ending energy poverty for the most marginalized

Sustainable Energy for All has launched the People-Centered Accelerator, a partnership supported by the Alliance and others to advance social inclusion, gender equality, and women's empowerment in sustainable energy.

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Why a clean cooking campaigner chooses the kitchen to save the planet

Worldwide, around 3 billion people rely on inefficient cookstoves and fuels to cook for their families. An Economic Times profile of Alliance CEO Radha Muthiah showcases the role of kitchens in improving lives and protecting the planet.

Rural cooking smoke is making Delhi air pollution worse

Despite progress of urban India's transition from solid fuel-burning chulas to cleaner, more efficient fuels, levels of ambient air pollution in Delhi are still high. Rural cooking is a significant reason.

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New studies find significant climate and environment benefits from switching to alternative cooking fuels

Two recent studies quantify the impacts of clean fuel interventions on forests and the net reduction in climate emissions.

Top TV program in the U.S. features clean cooking

As part of a story on the relief efforts of Alliance Ambassador José Andrés, the news program 60 Minutes highlighted clean cooking and featured videos on its website about charcoal and gas for cooking in Haiti. Co-hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes is the most-watched television program in the United States. 

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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a United Nations Foundation-hosted public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance's goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance is working with over 1700 public, private, and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in the developing world.

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