General Cookstoves Factsheet - English
While hundreds of global and country-specific programs promote the distribution and use of cleaner and more efficient cookstoves and fuels, the sector has yet to reach a truly global scale. But recent developments are providing greater confidence that we can achieve large-scale success. We are seeing advances in design, testing and monitoring, compelling research on the health benefits of reduced smoke exposure, new national programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and promising commercial business models that deliver cleaner and safer products more efficiently. All of this progress makes it possible to reach hundreds of millions of the world’s poor with cleaner stoves and fuels. We have already started: As a result of initial Alliance efforts, nearly 50 million households have gained access to cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels.