The new report, “Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, highlights the issue of clean energy, notably in the preparation of food. Investment in efficient cook stoves that use cleaner fuels is a solution to this carbon-intensive status quo that is simultaneously gender-responsive and environmentally sustainable.Gender Equality Crucial to Tackling Climate Chang...
UN Climate Change News, 15 February 2018 - Women and girls play a crucial role in the fight against climate change, and it is essential to make sure that this role is not only fully understood, but incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new UN report.
Here is another article: Firewood, smoke and respiratory diseases in developing countries—The neglected role of outdoor cooking. Are you aware of any cookstove programs that have focus on kitchen ventilation?
Smoke from cooking in the kitchen is one of the world's leading causes of premature child death, claiming the lives of 500,000 children under five annually. This study analyses the role of outdoor cooking and the prevalence of respiratory diseases among children under five years by means of probit regressions using information from 41 surveys conducted in 30 developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
I would like to share the following paper I read over the weekend. There are often discussions that low-cost improved stoves do not have health impacts. This article shows significant effects on reduction of smoke-related disease symptoms. Comments are welcome!
Today, almost 3 billion people in developing countries rely on biomass as primary cooking fuel, with profound negative implications for their well-being. Improved biomass cooking stoves are alleged to counteract these adverse effects. This paper evaluates take-up and impacts of low-cost improved stoves through a randomized controlled trial.
The 50-minute TV program on the heating stoves hasbeen aired on Feb. 9 and then again on Feb. 11, and generated a lot of interestamong the audience. The new stoves were developed by Crispin Pemberton-Pigott through open-source design under the WB pilot. More efforts are ongoing to further improve technologies, reduce local production costs, and bring them to end-users. More partners are welcome!