Household Cookstoves, Environment, Health, And Climate Change: A New Look At An Old Problem
Household Cookstoves, Environment, Health, and Climate Change: A New Look at an Old
Problem takes stock of our collective knowledge of actions and opportunities centered on clean
stoves. The report not only examines the lessons learned in specific stove campaigns; it builds
the case for a multisectoral approach to understand the effects of stove policies and programs.
After reviewing the state of cookstove research and action, the report takes a welcome and
much needed look at the potential “game changers” associated with cookstoves. It examines
opportunities for technology development, leading to the availability of “advanced” biomass
stoves; new sources and mechanisms of financing, including those linked to climate change; and
the formation of new international coalitions and partnerships like the GACC. Based on these
assessments, the report makes a compelling case for the WBG’s re-engagement in the
development community on many dimensions of a field that can benefit most from the reach,
lessons sharing, and practical focus that a multinational development agency can offer.