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Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd General Assembly, speaks at the general debate. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Radha's Message
Radha Muthiah

Dear Friends,

It was good to be a part of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly this month, where we joined partners at numerous events and high-level meetings to advocate for increased support for clean cooking. 

While leaders and attendees repeatedly mentioned the critical role clean cooking must play in helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, a new SEforAll report confirmed what many of us have been working to address – the multi-billion dollar gap in funding between what’s needed and what’s currently being invested in clean cooking. It’s a shocking reality that must be overcome to produce more meaningful progress.

From the Alliance
Can a TV show change the way people cook in Kenya? Shamba Chef aims to do just that

Families across Kenya are now learning about clean cooking from Shamba Chef, a new TV series launched as part of the Alliance’s efforts to use communication to motivate households to purchase and adopt cleaner cooking solutions. 

gac17-09: Shamba Chef
Don't miss influential speakers at the Clean Cooking Forum 2017

The Clean Cooking Forum 2017 will feature influential speakers from all over the world. Don't miss the opporunity to hear from Dr. Ajay Mathur, N.R. Narayana Murthy, Rachel Kyte, Nkechi Obi, and more!


Champions and advocates shine a light on clean cooking at UNGA

Several events at the United Nations General Assembly addressed clean cooking, including panels at Social Good Summit and We The Future. Check out our recap of the week

gac17-09: SGS Rocky
Alliance hosts first South-South workshop on climate and clean cooking

Government officials from fifteen countries convened to exchange knowledge on clean cooking and its role in helping countries achieve their Paris Climate Agreement commitments. 

From the Sector
Clean cooking push suffers from 'shocking' lack of funding, says new report

A new report shows a huge funding gap for clean cooking must be filled in order to meet the global goal for everyone to have modern, reliable and affordable energy by 2030.

gac17-09: Financing Report
Study finds advanced biomass cookstoves can significantly reduce black carbon emissions

Use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves can significantly reduce emissions of the short-lived climate pollutant black carbon, according to new research published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.

In Africa's oldest park, seeking solutions to a destructive charcoal trade

Local and international groups near Virunga National Park, home to critically endangered mountain gorillas, are working on several initiatives to produce charcoal more sustainably, easing pressure on the Congo's forests, wildlife, and environment.

gac17-09: Congo Charcoal
New report released on the importance of integrating gender equality into energy policies

IUCN Global Gender Office, in collaboration with ENERGIA and with support from USAID, have launched an Environment and Gender Information platform exploring if and how gender considerations are addressed in national energy policies, plans and strategies, worldwide.

How indoor air pollution is leading to stunted growth in India's children

Emerging evidence sugests that exposure to indoor air pollution from burning solid fuels increases the probability of stunting among children in India.

gac17-09: India Children
4th Annual SAFE Workshop dates announced

Mark your calendars! From November 28 – December 1st, the Alliance will host the fourth annual Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Humanitarian Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Registration will open in a few weeks.

gac17-09: Partner Spotlight Essmart
Partner Spotlight

Essmart is a last-mile distribution company with a focus on clean cooking. At its core, Essmart is committed to connecting mom-and-pop shops in rural India, and the end customers who they serve, to life-improving technologies.

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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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