Clean Cooking & Climate Consortium Guidance Documents
In the lead-up to COP26, approximately 67 countries included the cooking sector in their Nationally Determined Contributions, whether through clean cooking specifically or adjacent goals, such as energy efficiency, forest conservation, and/or air quality, that could be partially met through clean cooking activities.
In 2021, the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) convened the Clean Cooking & Climate Consortium (4C), a partnership led by CCA that includes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
This consortium was formed to provide practical and technical guidance to governments intending to use cooking energy interventions to fulfill their obligations under the Paris Agreement, whether as part of their unconditional targets or through Article 6 mechanisms. The two guidance documents below are part of 4C’s initial offering.
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 help governments and other stakeholders initiate, expand, or enhance clean cooking initiatives with the goal of reducing harmful climate-forcing emissions and supporting their commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Introductory Framework for Measurement, Reporting, and Verification for Clean Cooking Energy Initiatives
This document introduces measurement, reporting, and verification (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.