ProPublica Examines Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves
ProPublica: Undercooked: An Expensive Push to Save Lives and Protect the Planet Falls Short
“For many decades, it was one of the globe’s most underappreciated health menaces: household pollution in developing countries, much of it smoke from cooking fires. … In 2010, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was formed to help mount a sustained effort at tackling the threats posed by household pollution. The alliance pledged to help engineer the distribution of 100 million cookstoves, small-scale appliances designed to cut fuel use and toxic emissions in impoverished households worldwide by 2020. The United Nations Foundation was a founding partner in the effort. Hillary Clinton, then the U.S. secretary of state, lent the support of the American government, promising money and the resources of a handful of agencies. … Eight years and $75 million later, however, the Alliance has fallen well short of its ambitious health and climate goals…” (Morrison, 7/12).