Coffee Hour with UN Foundation’s Global Alliance

07/20/2016 - 3:00pm

Please join us on Wednesday, July 20th at 3pm for an informal coffee hour with Leslie Cordes and Ranyee Chiang of the UN Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to learn about an innovative public private partnership to address the environmental and health impacts from the use of open fires for cooking in the developing world. Come by EGA's new San Francisco office on California St to check out our new space, snack on delicious pastries, and to hear about this innovative approach. Our new office is on the 11th floor of 600 California St, San Francisco. To RSVP, please email before Friday, July 15th.

Globally, three billion people rely on solid fuels to cook, causing serious environmental, climate, and health impacts that disproportionally affect women and children and lead to danger emissions of greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants. According to the World Health Organization, household air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people every year and sickens millions more. Yet, safe, affordable, and accessible clean cooking solutions exist that can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and exposure to harmful cookstove smoke, while providing economic opportunities in communities around the world. The Alliance is at the forefront of efforts to promote the adoption of clean cooking solutions and spur universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Launched in September 2010 at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Alliance has an ambitious 10-year goal to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020. The Alliance and its 1500 global partners are working to establish a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions by addressing the market barriers that impede the production, deployment, and use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in developing countries.

We look forward to seeing you!