4 Million Deaths a Year

Cookstove smoke kills 1 person every 8 seconds - almost half the world's population still cooks food, boils water, and warms their homes by burning wood, animal and agricultural waste, and coal in open fires or rudimentary cookstoves.

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Daily Exposure

Daily exposure to the harmful smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world's biggest - but least known - killers. In fact, smoke from traditional cookstoves and open fires causes 4 million premature deaths annually with women and young children the most affected.

Severe Personal Risk

In addition, women and children face severe personal risks as they search for fuel, especially near refugee camps and in conflict zones. Inefficient cookstoves contribute to climate change through the emissions of greenhouse gasses and black carbon.


Join This Global Movement

as we build a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. Through targeted research and ongoing innovations in design and performance, we can make clean cooking more affordable and accessible by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

New Round of Grants Open

Fund seeks to catalyze game-changing innovations to overcome existing barriers to scaling adoption of clean cooking solutions.

MSNBC Interview Highlights Clean Cooking Partner

The importance of clean cooking for women and their families was featured in Andrea Mitchell's interview with UN Foundation's Kathy Calvin and Caterpillar's Kathryn Karol.

Cookstoves Future Summit

This inaugural invitation-only gathering of leaders from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors will take place November 20-21, 2014 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City.

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Cookstoves Future Summit
November 20, 2014 New York City

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SAFE: A New Website Launches

The SAFE Reference Group, a consortium of humanitarian agencies and NGOs facilitating a more effective response to fuel and energy needs of crisis-affected populations. Click Here

Climate Reality Project

The Cookstoves | Rodney Rascona documentary "Black Inside" was featured during the 24 Hours of Reality awareness campaign. If you haven't seen it yet, it will be 12 well-spent minutes. Click Here

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