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.


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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.

SPARK III RFP Now Available

Targeting specific capital and capacity development needs of social enterprises that have passed proof-of-concept, are at venture or growth stage, and focused on commercial growth.

Phase I Report Released: The First Four Years

Outlining strategies and tactics that have helped accelerate the market; charting the explosive growth of the Alliance’s partners, 2010-2014.

Market Enabling Roadmap, Phase 2, 2015-2017

A suggested path forward for the Alliance and the sector, with lessons learned and partner input

2013 Results Report Now Available

100 Million by 2020: Data Indicates Alliance and Partners Likely to Arrive at 100M Milestone Early

Cookstoves Future Summit Report Released

More than 400 world leaders and global influencers attended the Summit and over $413 million in grant and investment funding was raised. Learn more...

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TOR: Capacity Building Partner for the Catalytic Small Grants Program (Kenya and/or Uganda) Read More

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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

Invest in the Future of Clean Cooking

World leaders and global innovators came together in New York for the Cookstoves Future Summit, Nov 20-21. See the video about the work ahead, and the needed investments that will help bring the market to scale. VIDEO: Click Here

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