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A worker assembles cookstoves at a factory in Nairobi.

Dymphna's Message
Radha Muthiah

Dear Friends,


As most of you know, this is my first week at the Alliance. I’m so excited to be on board and to begin working together with you to address one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. 


Throughout my career, I’ve aspired to address global development, energy, and climate issues in both the public and private sectors. I know firsthand the importance of delivering impact that is both inclusive and sustainable. For household energy and clean cooking, this depends on a well-resourced market fueled by resilient enterprises, strong consumer demand, and government policies that support our sector. There is no single solution for this complex issue -- it’s going to take a whole systems approach...


From the Alliance
New report explores financing challenges and opportunities to drive sector growth

A new report from Accenture and the Alliance explores mechanisms for sustainable sector growth, including the scaling-up of appropriate financing, better data generation, and increased transparency at every level.

Cleaner fuels, healthier babies
Looking to Lisbon: A preview of the SEforALL Forum

Hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs, and government officials from across the globe will gather on May 2-3 at the SEforAll Forum to take stock of the energy sector. Check out a few of the many moments we’re looking forward to.


Clean cooking project kicks off in China's Zhejiang province

A pilot project aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to switch from cooking with wood coal to biomass pellets kicked off in the Zhejiang province of China

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
From the Sector
The Economist highlights uphill battle facing the clean cooking sector

A feature story in The Economist explores some of the challenges hindering progress on the world's most lethal environmental problem.

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New cooking program to drive market development in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government plans to expand its work to develop a sustainable market cleaner, more efficient cookstoves in Bangladesh. The new program is expected to benefit up to 5 million rural households by 2021.

2018 State of Global Air: Over 7 billion people face unsafe air


Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide according to a report from the Health Effects Insitute. The report found that one in three global citizens was exposed to housold air pollution from the use of solid fuels in 2016.

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Household air polution linked to higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Partner Spotlight: Project Gaia
Partner Spotlight
NewLight Africa

Kenya-based clean energy product distributor NewLight Africa is seeing significant growth since receiving support from the Alliance's Spark+ Fund.

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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 1800 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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