Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Partners Announce Funding Pledges At Conference

Media sources report on pledges made during the Cookstoves Future Summit that took place in New York last week.

Devex: Partners pledge $413M for clean cookstoves
“…[T]he Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to deliver clean cookstoves to 100 million people by 2020, and at the recent Cookstoves for Future Summit in New York the organization received $413 million in global pledges to help it achieve that goal…” (Sampathkumar, 11/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency unveils push to make cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020
“…The first-ever Cookstoves Future Summit, ‘Fueling Markets, Catalyzing Action, Changing Lives,’ is intending through the financial and political commitments of [U.N.] Member States to improve the health of women living in poverty, who are disproportionately burdened with poor health and unpaid care work in the absence of goods and services such as clean cookstoves…” (11/21).

World Food Programme: U.N. World Food Programme To Provide SAFE Energy And Cooking To 10 Million People By 2020
“…Through the SAFE initiative (Safe Access to Fuel and Energy), WFP is supporting women with fuel-efficient stoves and livelihood opportunities. … To date, WFP has reached approximately 2.8 million people with SAFE activities in Burundi, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Uganda…” (11/21).

U.S. Department of State: The United States Announces Significant Support for the Clean Cooking Sector and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
“Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy [Friday] announced up to $200 million in expected renewed and enhanced support by the United States for the clean cooking sector and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance)…” (11/21).

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