Commitment to Action

Scaling Up Adoption of Clean & Efficient Cookstoves

Commitment by

World Health Organization, US Environmental Protection Agency, Royal Dutch Shell, United Nations Foundation

In 2010, the UN Foundation, in collaboration with leading public and private partners, committed to launch the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance) to enable 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance seeks to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

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Commitment

Scaling Up Adoption of Clean & Efficient Cookstoves

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

10 years

Estimated Total Value

$600,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa, Northern America

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, BURKINA FASO, CAMBODIA, Canada, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COTE D'IVOIRE, DENMARK

Commitment by

World Health Organization, US Environmental Protection Agency, Royal Dutch Shell, United Nations Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Peru, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, GTZ, U.S. Department of Energy, United States Agency for International Development, Deutsche Bank Americas, United Nations World Food Programme, Kingdom of Norway, José Andrés, General Electric, United Nations, Cummins Inc., United States Department of State, Morgan Stanley, SNV USA, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Fuji Television, Shell Foundation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Cemex Corporation