Zero Carbon is proud to announce that it has joined The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership that seeks to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
Alliance Mission and Goals
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Its ambitious but achievable goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020. The Alliance is mobilizing support from a wide range of private, public, and non-profit stakeholders.
To Achieve Those Goals The Alliance Will:
Partner with nations as well as public, private and non-profit organizations to address the production, deployment and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world following these three key steps:
1. Address the global needs to reach large scale adoption
2. Targets countries that emphasize market-based solutions
3. Coordinate a global plan across all key sectors
How the Sector Will Succeed
This worldwide effort calls for a multi-faceted, market based approach that addresses the challenges associated with traditional cookstoves, encourages innovation, and learns from within and outside the sector in order to effectively catalyze and develop markets for self-sustenance and continued growth.
The Alliance will measure progress and success while addressing evidence gaps and promoting continuous quality improvement. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a core component of the Alliance’s ability to measure progress achieved in the following areas: 1) number of households adopting clean, safe, and efficient cookstoves and fuels; and 2) our mission statement: saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women, and preserving the environment. The Alliance plans to design, develop and implement an M&E system that is interactive and easy to use for both users and contributors across the value chain.
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