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WHO: 7 MILLION DEATHS ANNUALLY LINKED TO AIR POLLUTION

In new estimates released today, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives. Read more

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Nigeria: Market women seek Gov't support to provide cheap cooking stoves

The President-General, Abuja Market Women Association of Nigeria, Mrs Felicia Sanni, has appealed to the Federal Government to make available clean cooking stoves at a subsidised rate. Sanni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, on Tuesday, that cooking with firewood had a negative effect on the health of women, particularly their sight. Read more

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First of its kind Carbon Finance Loan Fund Launched to Spur Clean Cookstove and Fuel Market

Three of the most influential organisations in the global clean cookstove market have today announced the creation of the Clean Cooking Loan Fund which will help leverage private sector finance to scale-up the roll out of clean cookstoves to billions of people around the globe. Read more

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ReThink Burns: How to Prevent Cooking from Killing

Many of us will not think twice about going into our kitchens and turning a few knobs to prepare our meal on a large electric range and stove. But for half of the world, the simple act of preparing food involves taking considerable risk of injury or even death. Read more

Ugandan Clean Energy Company Closes Major Investment

UpEnergy Group is excited to announce the sale of a minority stake in the company to a group of well-aligned investors. The raise has resulted in significant new financing that will bolster UpEnergy’s existing efforts to deliver life-changing technologies to under-served communities in the developing world. Read more

By: UpEnergy
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