2016 Progress Report
Sector Results and Market Trends
Each year the Alliance invites organizations working in the sector to share their annual sales and distribution numbers. This self-reported data is compiled and published as an important tool to help track and measure progress toward increasing access to and adoption of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels.
Based on results reported by partners this year and careful analyses of the trends in available data, an estimated 20.6 million stoves and fuels were distributed in 2015, of which 13 million (63%) were clean and/or efficient. Cumulatively, an estimated 82 million stoves and fuels, including 53 million clean and/or efficient, have been distributed since 2010.
Strengthening the Sector
The Alliance's market-based approach is helping create a more cohesive and dynamic clean cooking sector. Using a three-pronged model focused on increasing demand, strengthening supply, and fostering an enabling environment, the Alliance works with hundreds of partners from around the world to establish a market capable of enabling 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020.
Continuing the momentum begun during its first six years, the Alliance has made significant progress over the past 12 months.
policy change to facilitate further sector growth
Prioritizing Clean Cooking at the Global Level
From the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate, to inclusion in global convenings such as the G20 Summit and the World Humanitarian Summit, the Alliance is highlighting the power of clean cooking to help achieve the world's development objectives.
Clean cooking can directly help deliver progress across 10 of the 17 SDGs, while contributing to an enabling environment for achieving the entire Agenda 2030.
Clean cooking is part of basic services necessary to lead a healthy and productive life and saves households time and money.
Efficient cookstoves reduce the amount of fuel needed to cook, thus reducing the burden on families who would otherwise have to collect it, buy it, or trade their food for it.
Reducing smoke emissions from cooking decreases the burden of disease associated with household air pollution and improves well-being, especially for women and children.
Children, particularly girls, are often kept out of school so that they can contribute to household tasks, like cooking and collecting fuel.
Unpaid work, including collecting fuel and cooking, remain a major cause of gender inequality.
Clean cooking is essential to addressing energy poverty and ensuring sustainable energy security for billions of people.
Energy access enables enhanced productivity and inclusive economic growth. The clean cooking sector offers many job opportunities.
Clean cooking addresses household and ambient air pollution, resource efficiency, and climate vulnerability.
Up to 25% of black carbon emissions come from burning solid fuels for household energy needs. Clean cooking solutions address the most basic needs of the poor, while also delivering climate benefits.
Up to 34% of woodfuel harvested is unsustainable, contributing to forest degradation, deforestation, and climate change.
Progress from Alliance Focus Countries
As part of a strategy to maximize impact and strengthen national markets for clean cooking, the Alliance continues to concentrate market-development efforts in eight countries: Bangladesh, China, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. These focus countries form the foundation for the Alliance's work to promote a thriving market for clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels.
1,600 Partners and Counting
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves brings together a broad and ever-expanding base of partners: more than 1,600 organizations representing the private sector, governments and multilaterals, NGOs, philanthropists and donors, the humanitarian sector, and academic fields. Here we provide just a few of the year's highlights from Alliance partners working to enable 100 million households to adopt clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020.
Global Chefs Advocating for Clean Cooking
Led by world-renowned Chef José Andrés, the Global Alliance Chef Corps is made up of high-profile chefs from around the globe who help raise awareness about the harmful impacts of traditional cooking techniques in their native countries and far beyond. This year, Chef Corps members conducted a broad range of activities to spread the clean cooking message.
chef josé Andrés
chef susan kamau
chef sanjeev kapoor
chef ron duprat
chef pati jinich