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Provision Of Clean Cookstoves, Fuel Can Empower Women, Help World Reach SDGs

Huffington Post: Unleashing the Power of Women and Clean Cooking
Radha Muthiah, CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Wanjira Mathai, director of the Partnerships for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) and an Alliance Advisory Council member

“…As global leaders met again this month in New York and plan to meet this autumn in Morocco to restate their commitment to the global development and climate goals, they must keep the focus on proven solutions that are already delivering tangible impacts, particularly for women and girls. One of these solutions is changing how people in developing countries cook. … The good news? Progress is being made. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, alongside its 1,500 diverse partners, is working to develop and increase adoption of clean cooking technologies and fuels. … And when working together, efforts like these can have tremendous impact, providing millions of households access to cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels. These clean cooking solutions can address basic needs, but also open up further opportunity by quelling energy and time poverty. … If we are to reach our shared Sustainable Development Goals, the way forward is clear: It is time to invest in solutions at the household level. … It is time to help change the way billions of people cook” (9/27).

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