Through the Systems Strategy development process, stakeholders have identified a set of Initiatives that the ecosystem needs to invest in today to drive meaningful action across the four pathways of the Strategy Framework.
These Initiatives harness existing efforts underway and create new solutions to drive sustained results over the coming decade, together unlocking a new trajectory for clean cooking to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
These Initiatives are starting points for action. The Strategy requires collaboration and active participation from partners within and outside the clean cooking ecosystem to test and co-create these Initiatives and bring the Strategy to life. Through implementation, some Initiatives may evolve as additional partners contribute to this process. As the steward of the Strategy, CCA remains committed to following an inclusive approach through implementation and as new opportunities emerge.
“This is the right time for the Systems Strategy to guide national plans and elevate clean cooking as an important opportunity to deliver urgently needed climate, health, and economic outcomes through true collective action.”
Minister of International Development at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Promote data and knowledge sharing
Promote data and knowledge sharing and adaptive learning to better inform policy making, funding priorities and innovation around solutions that better reflect the needs and aspirations of users.
Design and launch a User Insights Lab to generate and integrate insights on the user experience into business model and technology innovation, and policy making
Establish an Evidence to Action Hub to generate and consolidate the evidence base on clean cooking and to craft compelling impact narratives
Develop tools and guides to support decision-making and action on national policies, particularly around stable taxes and tariffs and equitable subsidy design
Launch technology-specific platforms to advance solutions for clean fuels, with a particular focus on an Ethanol Agenda and an Advanced Biomass Agenda
Coordinate efforts to develop, purchase, and integrate digital technologies, including smart meters and sensors, to enable greater use of carbon finance and other results-based financing mechanisms (RBF)
Strengthen regional testing centers and capacity to drive higher quality and performance standards for improved cookstoves and fuels
Host open innovation challenges, such as a Global Cooking Innovation Challenge, to stimulate creative ideas for innovative programs or technologies that could advance clean cooking in humanitarian contexts
Activate new voices
Activate new voices to participate as influencers, champions, and funders.
Harness momentum around international events and agendas, including High Level Dialogue on Energy, Energy Ministerials, COP, G7, and G20
Launch a Delivery Units Network to build and support coordinated delivery units in countries with ambitious clean cooking plans and to support the development and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to address climate change
Elevate clean cooking within agendas of multilateral development banks and other development finance institutions through a Clean Cooking Finance Campaign
Elevate clean cooking as a core mitigation and adaptation solution enabling an equitable and just climate transition through a Clean Cooking for Climate Campaign
Support efforts to deepen engagement from local and international industry groups, especially to contribute to national strategies
Support and activate local advocacy champions and allies, particularly those in local climate, gender, and health communities
Support global and local advocacy campaigns to reshape the issue of clean cooking access as a human rights issue
Unlock new pools of funding
Unlock new pools of funding and financing for critical investments in innovation and risk-taking, to enable more equitable access, and to scale up successes.
Establish an RBF Accelerator to streamline and expand the use of RBF and related mechanisms for clean cooking
Secure concessionary capital to scale up blended finance facilities and funds to support early-stage clean cooking enterprises
Create a new funding paradigm with funders and enterprises to create larger incentives for risk-taking and breakthrough innovation
Build a coalition of private companies to fund and finance clean cooking transitions in support of corporate sustainability and/or carbon reduction goals
Expand efforts to engage with and strengthen the supply chains of artisans and micro/small enterprises with funding and training