Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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Clean Cooking Alliance
Formation21 September 2010 (2010-09-21)
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Chief Executive Officer [1]
Dymphna van der Lans
Parent organization
United Nations Foundation

The Clean Cooking Alliance is a non-profit organization operating under the support of the United Nations Foundation.[2] Their work focuses on improving health and environment through the development of a clean cooking market. According to the World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die from health problems attributable to exposure to smoke from solid fuel stoves.[3] The Alliance was announced in 2010 by then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

They also provide grants for research and initiatives that support the aims of the Alliance,[4] advocate for international standards for stove manufacturers [5] and coordinate research and knowledge of the issues surrounding the use of clean cookstoves. The organization is supported by governments, corporations, foundations, civil society, investors, and individuals.[6]

Celebrity Endorsement[edit]

A number of celebrities and musical artists have used their platforms to shed light on an issue that affects 3 billion people worldwide, including American actor Julia Roberts, world-renowned chef Jose Andres[7], Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana Samira Bawumia[8], celebrated Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor[9], China's Zhao Wei,[10] and Ghana's Rocky Dawuni.[11]


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  2. ^ "Clean Cooking Alliance : Our Work". Clean Cooking Alliance. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Household air pollution". World Health Organization.
  4. ^ "Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves : Resource Mobilization". Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves : Promote International Standards". Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
  6. ^ "Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves".
  7. ^ "Jose Andres Named Culinary Ambassador Of The Global Clean Cookstove Alliance - Blog - View - News - Jose Andres". Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  8. ^ "Samira Bawumia named ambassador of Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves". Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  9. ^ "Cooking With Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor | Rocky Dawuni". Rocky Dawuni. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  10. ^ "China's Zhao Wei Joins Alliance as Newest Ambassador". Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. 18 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Names Rocky Dawuni as Ambassador!". Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. September 26, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  1. The Berkeley Blog: When cooking can kill
  2. Biofuels Digest: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves awards SMEFUNDS with Spark grant
  3. Coastweek: Kenya’s women urged to embrace cookstoves to curb pollution
  4. Colorado State University: Colorado State University studies impact of reduced cookstove emissions on the climate
  5. Energy Live News: Bangladeshi cooking stoves to offset M&S carbon
  6. Ghana News Agency: Govt distributed LPG cylinders and cook stoves
  7. Ghana Soccer Net: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah made ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  8. Gov.UK: Climate change: DFID wins award for clean cooking initiative
  9. The Guardian: Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities
  10. International Business Times: Green Development: Advocates Say There's One Simple Solution To Health And Energy Woes In Developing Countries: The Clean Cookstove
  11. PBS Newshour: Designing cleaner stoves for home cooks in the developing world
  12. Peace FM Online: International Women’s Day: Cooking Shouldn’t Kill
  13. Sci Dev Net: Urgent action needed for clean cooking, heating fuels
  14. Swedish Energy Agency: The Swedish Energy Agency supports Improved Cookstoves in Africa
  15. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Darfur cookstove project earns Sudan's first carbon credits
  16. United Nations Foundation: Strengthening the Safety of Women Refugees through Cleaner Cookstoves
  17. The White House: Protecting Public Health and the Environment
  18. University of Washington Clean Cookstoves Research