100 Million Cookstoves: FM Børge Brende and Hillary Clinton Cohosting Summit in NY
Last updated: 11/21/2014 //
(Fri. Nov. 21) Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is in New York, co-hosting the international Cookstoves Future Summit along with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others. The international summit supports the large-scale adoption of clean and safe household cooking solutions as a way to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and reduce climate change emissions.
Approximately four million people die every year from air pollution caused by cooking, heating, and kerosene lamps. Soot from cooking over open fire using charcoal, firewood and other solid fuels is the main source of indoor air pollution. Almost 2.8 billion people worldwide prepare food this way today. The Cookstoves Future Summit will bring leaders from across the international community together, encouraging further efforts to address the deadly issue of household air pollution.
The summit is hosted by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hanna Tetteh, U.K. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Lindsay Northover, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Dr. Rajiv Shah, and Executive Director of Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Radha Muthiah.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) was launched in 2010 by Hillary Clinton. The Alliance’s goal is to collect sufficient funds to enable 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
More information on Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves here
More information on the Cookstoves Future Summit here