Globally, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook, causing serious environmental and health impacts that disproportionally affect women and children. Every year, indoor air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people and sickens millions more. Investment in market-based solutions is needed to increase the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels that can save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment.
On November 20-21st, world leaders and global innovators will be coming together in New York for the Cookstoves Future Summit, an invitation-only, two-day summit to further fuel and scale the fast-growing global clean cooking sector. During the Cookstoves Future Summit, the Alliance, in concert with its 1,000 partners, will seek to secure financial and in-kind commitments to invest in the clean cookstoves and fuels market and bring them to scale. Participants will commit to concrete financial, policy, and programmatic actions to grow the clean cooking sector.