Clean Cooking & Climate Consortium Guidance Documents
In 2021, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) convened the Clean Cooking and Climate Consortium (4C), a group of partners supporting countries’ efforts in using cooking energy interventions to achieve climate goals as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets or through the international carbon market.
Many countries recognize that fighting climate change requires advancing clean cooking access. A total of 98 low- and middle-income countries include household energy or clean cooking-related goals in their NDCs. These efforts are in line with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which stresses that limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C requires rapid and unprecedented action by all countries, including scaling clean and efficient cooking technologies.
4C has developed two guidance documents that provide specific recommendations related to clean cooking measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) and implementation in the context of the Paris Agreement. 4C regularly updates these documents to reflect the changing landscape of global climate action and climate finance.
Clean Cooking for Climate Action: Roadmap for National Clean Cooking Programs to Achieve Emission Reduction Targets
This document provides an overview of the benefits of and new opportunities for clean cooking transitions. It is intended to support governments and other stakeholders to initiate, expand, or enhance clean cooking initiatives with the goal of reducing harmful, climate-forcing emissions and meeting their commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Introductory Framework for Measurement, Reporting, and Verification for Clean Cooking Energy Initiatives
This document introduces MRV approaches and recommendations as they apply to cooking energy interventions. The document builds on existing MRV experience and highlights how these approaches may evolve in the context of the Paris Agreement. This guide is intended for any professional involved in the planning, execution, or funding of clean cooking energy programs and projects that aim to reduce climate-harming emissions within the context of the Paris Agreement goals.