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The Clean Cooking Alliance is fighting climate change and air pollution with better stoves available to all
Nearly 3 billion people rely on open fires and primitive stoves to cook their food. But this way of cooking has consequences for both human health and the environment. Worldwide, cooking over open fires or inefficient stoves emits one-quarter of black carbon emissions (soot particles), a major contributor to global warming. This is why clean cooking is vital to combating climate change and reducing environmental degradation. The Clean Cooking Alliance works to drive consumer demand for cleaner, more modern stoves and fuels. They mobilize investment to incentivize scalable business models that can deliver affordable, appropriate, high-quality clean cooking products. The Alliance’s objective is to achieve universal access to clean cooking solutions. Recent evidence also demonstrates that the most efficient and low-emission cookstoves and fuels can reduce black carbon emissions by 50-90%.