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.

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Global Cooperation on Stoves and Fuel Advances in China

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Carbon Credits for Clean Cookstoves

A catalog listing 49 projects with carbon credits for sale in over 20 countries. Learn about the benefits beyond carbon.

Alliance Joins UNHCR's Global SAFE Strategy

The effort will better protect the health and safety of refugees and other vulnerable people

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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Alliance Investor Roundtable
September 24, 2014 New York City

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Hillary Clinton, Honorary Chair of the Alliance's Leadership Council, in her new book:

"When grappling with some of these big global trends in energy and economics, it can be easy to forget how much they affect...daily lives..." Click Here

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