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.

NEW: WHO estimates 4.3 million HAP deaths each year

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Collins-Durbin Senate Bill Supports Clean Cookstoves

"Replacing unsafe cookstoves with modern alternatives is the 'low-hanging fruit' of environmental fixes." - Sen. Susan Collins

Alliance Congratulates Fund Winners

More than US$ 3 million in grants and loans for entrepreneurs

Alliance & DFID Win Climate Award For Research

The UK government and the Alliance recognized for innovative work to improve women’s access to clean energy and quality of life

2013 Results Report Survey Now Available

Partners can add data to the collaborative record of success taking place in the sector

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The 8th China Clean Stoves Expo
April 25, 2014 Langfang, China
China National Cookstove and Fuels Conference
May 19, 2014 Beijing, China

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RFA – Study and Guide for Sustainable Fuel Production, Distribution, and Use Read More

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Remarks by Radha Muthiah at the National Clean Cookstoves and Fuels Conference, Kenya

We are gathered together today because we each believe in the conviction that cooking shouldn’t kill. Click Here

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