Cooking with clean stoves
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) organised a two-day workshop on dissemination of clean cookstoves (CCS) at Dhaka in May 2012. At the programme, Environment and Forest Minister Hasan Mahmud highlighted that the government is committed to implement CCS programme and already made allocation from the climate change trust fund to scale up dissemination operation.
Prime Minister's Energy Advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury said the government is committed to improve the quality of life of poor people. Looking to remarkable success of dissemination of one million solar home systems by Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) and its partner organisations, different organisations now working with the CCS programme should try to reach 100 percent households of Bangladesh.
The alliance has set the goal of enabling 100 million households to adopt clean cooking solution by 2020. CCS is an important technology to improve the quality of life and economic conditions of about 500 million millions of households using traditional cookstoves in developing countries.
The alliance has planned to reach 20 percent households with CCS. In Bangladesh, about 90 percent households depend on biomass-fuels for cooking. In urban areas generally one stove and in rural areas two stoves per households are used for cooking.