This year’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which focused on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), prominently featured clean cooking, thanks in large part to the work of the Alliance and partners hosting events and discussions throughout the two-week forum.

Three billion people are still cooking with polluting fuel and stove combinations, and throughout the forum there was a sense of urgency to accelerate access to cleaner cooking solutions, as was noted in the Report of the Secretary General. Sector leaders called on governments and stakeholders to make clean cooking solutions a priority. The Alliance and many partners had a major voice in these conversations as co-organizers of multiple events and serving as panelists at others.