April 16, 2014
Location: Online Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) for a webinar to showcase the initial results of an Alliance funded research project to develop an innovative woodfuel database and geospatial mapping tool.  The project is being carried out by a team of experts from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Yale University, and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and will help researchers examine wood fuel demand, provide woodshed analyses, and estimates of the fraction of non-renewable biomass (fNRB) for 90 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  

This new resource is part of a three-year strategic climate research initiative funded by the Alliance as part of its commitment to support the quantification of the benefits of clean cookstoves to help reduce environmental degradation.  The database will enable program developers to incorporate environmental concerns, including sustainability of fuel wood and potential carbon offsets, into their planning processes.  In places where deforestation is a concern, and where the collection of firewood contributes to negative environmental impacts, this information can be used to identify areas where scaling clean cookstoves and fuels could provide the greatest benefits to the environment.

Leading the webinar:

·         Rob Bailis, Co-Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

·         Adrian Ghilardi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

·         Rudi Drigo, Freelance Consultant, Wood Energy Planning & Forest Resource Assessment and Monitoring

*Note that Omar Masera of UNAM is the Co-Principal Investigator on the study, but will not be able to join the webinar.

Download the Executive Summary of the Phase 1 Report here.

Instructions for joining the webinar:

This webinar will be conducted via Microsoft Lync.  Please note that you will need to install a plug-in to use the Lync Web Application.  Download it here.

 When you are ready to join, please click the link below, sign in as a guest and follow the instructions for installing the plug in.

 Click this link to join:  https://meet.unfoundation.org/jfaust/SYLZJQ1H

 Attendance will be limited to the first 250 people.

Note: If your computer has a built-in microphone and speakers, or if you have a headset connected, you will NOT need to dial in by phone. If you need to join by phone, please use the number provided below, or search for a local number via the link below.  You will still need to join the Lync meeting at the link above to view the presentation.  Please select the “Don’t Join Audio” option. 

 To join by phone, dial +1 (202) 864-5151 (United States)

 Conference ID: 998916

 *We ask that you kindly mute yourself during the presentation. 

 Detailed instructions on using the Lync Web App can be found here:

 Lync Web App How To

Download the app here

For those who are not able to join on March 26, the webinar will be recorded and made available on the Alliance’s website. 

If you experience technical difficulties please email Alex Trueman at atrueman@cleancookstoves.org.