Access to Clean Cooking
Despite progress in elevating the importance of addressing the global lack of access to clean cooking, financing and action to address the issue remain well below the levels required to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 7 by 2030.
Increased efforts to expand and sharpen the investment case for clean cooking and build the capacity of governments to design effective policies are critical to ensuring the political will and urgency required to drive the transition to clean cooking.
The Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA)
Around 3 billion people globally still rely on polluting fuels and technology combinations to meet their basic daily energy needs for cooking. Addressing the global lack of clean cooking and achieving SDG3 and SDG7 by 2030 is one of the main goals of the Health and Energy Platform of Action.
One of the objectives of HEPA is to increase the awareness and capacity of relevant stakeholders and policy makers in-country to utilize currently available technical guidance, tools and information resources in policy and programmatic planning for the acceleration of access to clean cooking for health.
Webinar Series – Transitioning to Clean Cooking
As part of HEPA, WHO and the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), host a webinar series to engage with different stakeholders in order to effectively support progress towards clean cooking. The series aims to engage and inform policymakers, donors, investors, and other decision-makers from both the energy and health sectors about the latest evidence and tools on clean cooking, including cost-benefit analyses, planning tools, and the newest data on household energy use.
The webinar series facilitates the design of policies promoting the adoption of clean household energy. It features sessions on standards, data for decision making, interventions, and cross-cutting themes such as climate change and gender and serve to connect stakeholders from the health, energy, and environment sectors.
The series takes place throughout 2021 and consists of numerous sessions. The next webinar will be organized on July 21, 2021 on cost benefit analyses of various policies and interventions. If you want to find out more about this session or previous as well as upcoming events, please visit the webinar’s main page.
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