The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership with a mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels, with a goal of enabling 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cooking technologies by 2020.
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Based on the input of over 350 leading experts and practitioners from across the globe, the Alliance has identified a market-based approach as the most sustainable way to achieve universal adoption of clean cooking solutions in Igniting Change: A Strategy for Universal Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels. Coordinated and published by the Alliance, the report outlines a three-pronged strategy for creating a strong market for clean cooking solutions including:
- Enhance demand by by understanding and motivating potential users, developing cleaner and more efficient technologies, and providing consumer finance;
- Strengthen supply by attracting more finance and investment, helping enterprises to access carbon finance, enhancing market intelligence; and creating inclusive value-chains and innovative distribution models to reach remote consumers;
- Foster an enabling environment by engaging national and local stakeholders, building the evidence base for the benefits of clean cookstoves and fuels, promoting international standards and rigorous testing protocols; and enhancing monitoring and evaluation.