There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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By the Numbers

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking42%
Number of people affected by HAP43,426
Number of households affected by HAP9,543
Number of deaths per year from HAP51
Number of child deaths per year from HAP1
Urban population using solid fuelsno data
Rural population using solid fuelsno data
Population using wood for cooking41.50%
Population using dung for cookingno data
Population using charcoal for cookingno data
Population using coal for cookingno data
Population using kerosene for cooking44.10%
Population using gas for cooking3.60%
Population using electricity for cooking10.60%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.20%