Every winter, smog settles across North India, burning people’s eyes, making them cough, and increasing hospital visits. The pollution comes from vehicles, burning landfills, crop stubble fires, and other sources.
About 25% of these fumes are from indoor open cooking fires.
The World Health Organisation is hosting its first conference this week to figure out how to protect people from toxic air—including emissions from open cooking fires.
Shell, UN foundations and USA spent millions on cookstoves. Where’d the money go?
A grand ambition: $1 billion in 10 years to distribute 100 million clean cookstoves, grow a marketplace, and protect millions of lives from air pollution. A grander fall. India to the rescue...sort of
Air pollution caused by open cooking fires causes 3.8 million deaths every year, with 1 million in India
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a Hillary Clinton-led initiative, promoted "clean" cookstoves to protect women
Philanthropies invested millions and then belatedly realised the stoves don't measure up to LPG stoves
The Alliance rebranded itself this week as the Global Alliance for Clean Cooking, a belated nod to LPG's superiority