Impact

Access to clean energy

Clean cooking is essential to addressing energy poverty and ensuring sustainable energy security for billions of people.

Reducing emissions

Up to 58% of black carbon emissions come from burning solid fuels for cooking and heating in homes. Clean cooking solutions address the most basic needs of the poor, while also delivering climate benefits.

Empowering women

Unpaid work, including collecting fuel and cooking, remains a major cause of gender inequality. Women and girls, who often spend hours inhaling toxic fumes, are also disproportionately affected by the negative health impacts of cooking with inefficient stoves and fuels.

Saving lives

Reducing smoke emissions from cooking decreases the burden of disease associated with household air pollution and improves well-being, especially for women and children.

Impact communities

Clean cooking addresses household and ambient air pollution, resource efficiency, and climate vulnerability.

SDG 15 Life On Land

Reducing deforestation

Up to 34% of woodfuel harvested is unsustainable, contributing to forest degradation, deforestation, and climate change.