Jun 20, 2018
Type: Strategic Document
Topic: Standards, Stoves, Testing
Country: Global

The first international standard for laboratory testing of cookstoves was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Developed and approved by international experts from 45 countries, the new standard includes protocols to test and report the emissions, efficiency, safety, and durability of cookstoves in a lab setting. The standard is expected to serve as the basis for national policies and programs on cookstoves, while also incentivizing manufacturers and developers to improve stove quality and performance. This resource answers common questions about the ISO lab testing standard for cookstoves and provides guidance to stakeholders.