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Accelerating Clean Cooking as a Nature-Based Climate Solution
Clean Cooking Alliance
Clean Cooking Alliance
Published in
August 2022
Washington, D.C., August 30, 2022 — New research from the Clean Cooking Alliance released today underscores the need for the global community to expand access to cleaner cooking fuels and technologies, illustrating their potential to mitigate climate change as a nature-based solution. As communities around the world face a summer of extreme heat, drought and fire, the report sheds light on cooking as an often-overlooked cause of global carbon emissions, forest degradation, and preventable illness among women and children in developing countries. Accelerating Clean Cooking as a Nature-based Climate Solution examines how investing in clean cooking practices is key to achieving global climate and development goals – and to advancing nature-based solutions. Today 2.4 billion people around the world, especially in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, do not have access to clean cooking. The World Bank estimates that this costs the world more than $2.4 trillion each year, driven by adverse impacts on health, nature, climate, and gender equality, and contributes to 3.2 million premature deaths annually.