Clean Cooking Solutions for Health and Sustainability at Expo 2015

8 July

© Romana Manpreet for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Wednesday July 8th a workshop on "Clean Cooking Solutions for Health and Sustainability" will be held at the Cascina Triulza conference room. It is organised by Aspen Institute Italia with  WAME  (World Access to Modern Energy) and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

The traditional way of cooking food on an open fire inside the home is harmful to human health and to the environment. Yet it is common habit for 2,6 billion people (38 per cent of humanity). Over 4 million people die prematurely each year, due to the pollution created by cooking fires. Moreover, the basic fuel used, wood and other biomass, is scarce, and the burden of walking miles to collect and carry it falls on women and girls. This means sacrificing other activities (including education) and destroying vegetation. Yet, safe and affordable 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 Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has taken a commitment to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
July the 8th, 2015, 2.00 pm
Cascina Triulza Auditorium, Expo Milano 2015

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