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Published on Nov 6, 2012
Cleaner cookstoves have often been presented as a "simple" solution for an important public health and climate challenge: the technology exists, the needs are established, and the costs are relatively low. Implementation -- creating the enabling conditions for hundreds of millions of people to have access to cleaner-burning stoves -- has been much more challenging. On 29 October at 2:30 GMT we will be discussing the scientific evidence on the role of traditional cookstoves in indoor and outdoor air pollution, as well as some of the challenges associated with expanding access to and use of cleaner cookstoves. A panel comprising of experts on climate science, field measurement of air quality, stove design, and stove dissemination will compare lessons and perspectives from their research and experience.