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gac17-04: April News_Nepal

A man transports wood to burn for cooking in rural Nepal.

Radha's Letter
Radha Muthiah

Dear Friends,

It was great to connect with so many partners and practitioners at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum earlier this month. This year’s Forum focused more than ever on cooking and energy access, including plenary discussions and panels on a wide range of issues that impact our work...

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Alliance News
Christiana Figueres joins Alliance Leadership Council

Christiana Figueres has been named to the Alliance Leadership Council. Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, joins a group of leaders working with the Alliance to help billions access safe, efficient cookstoves and cleaner fuels.

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Maximizing the health benefits of clean household energy in urban Nepal

A new clean cooking program is working to improve public health in Nepal, where household air pollution accounts for over 18,000 deaths each year. The program aims to combat this through a series of measures to promote smoke-free kitchen communities. 

Sector News
Eradicating household air pollution will pay for itself

A World Bank report concludes that household air pollution can be solved one village at a time using relatively small investments—with significant health benefits.

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Global Tracking Framework and SEforAll: A call to action

The rate of progress across all measures of sustainable energy is not what it needs to be and the need for action is urgent. Citizens must mobilize around not just making the case for why to act, but around questioning their leaders on “why are you not acting now?"


India: Steep decline in consumption of subsidized kerosene 

In India, the consumption of kerosene – mostly used by rural poor for lighting and cooking – declined to 5 million metric tonnes between April 2016 and February 2017, from 6.3 million metric tonnes in the same period in FY2016, driven by increased use of electricity and LPG.

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Project to support clean cooking sector in Ghana launched

A project to support the clean cooking sector in Ghana has been launched in Accra. The project aims to build an enabling environment by supporting stakeholders engaged in clean cooking market development.


Nepal's air pollution threatens humans and glaciers

Air quality monitors in Kathmandu are revealing some of the most toxic air on Earth. But some of the worst air in Nepal comes from the southern plains, where brush fires, brick kilns, and cooking stoves produce a haze of smoke.

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Implications for LPG as cooking fuel for developing countries

Liquid petroleum gas is used by almost 3 billion people globally and could change the landscape of household energy in the developing world. A new study looks at the implications for climate, forests, and affordability.


Study: Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

A new study on China's conversion of coal into natural gas found that while natural gas may prevent premature deaths it may also undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Clean cooking listed as key climate solution in new book Drawdown

A new book advocates for a more aggressive approach to address climate change. Released this month, Drawdown highlights some of the most pressing solutions – including clean cooking – to significantly reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.


Kenyan women becoming cookstove entrepreneurs

To offset farming losses from drought, a growing number of women in Kenya are setting up clean energy businesses, such as selling cookstoves that burn less firewood than traditional stoves.

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Partner Spotlight
TATA Trusts

For the last 3 years the Trusts has been working on a clean cooking program with the objective of building an enabling ecosystem for rural communities to access affordable, clean and efficient cooking solutions.

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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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