Venue: Conrad Hotel
City: New York City
Website: Cookstoves Future Summit
Description: To address the little-known issue of household air pollution (HAP) that kills 4.3 million people each year and sickens millions more, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) will host its first invitation-only Cookstoves Future Summit (Summit) in November 2014 to mark the transition from Phase 1 of the Alliance to Phase 2. The Summit is designed to convene the international community around a publicly-stated global commitment to reduce deaths, illness, and environmental degradation; empower women through the use of clean fuels and technologies; and accelerate the adoption of clean cooking solutions. A central component of the Summit will be the establishment of a market enabling programmatic roadmap for the sector and financial commitments sufficient to ensure predictable, flexible, and sustainable funding to meet the cost of executing the roadmap.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance is working with its public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that currently impede the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.