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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Claire Willers

Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation

Claire Willers is Senior Manager for Market Relations at the Gold Standard Foundation. With 15 years’ experience in environmental markets and a background in climate-related communications, Claire intertwines her passion for people and the planet, with her expertise in communications, client relations and fostering market solutions to bring dedicated support and new opportunities to the Gold Standard project development community.

Previously she worked as Global Marketing Manager for project developer, EcoSecurities and has a BSc (Hons) in European Business with Technology from the University of Brighton and a Diploma Universitario Europeo in Produzione Industriale from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Claire Willers
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Claire Willers
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Claire Willers
9:00 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room A

Perspectives on Innovation: Measuring & Monetizing Impacts

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. Advancing innovative direct impact monitoring: Fuel Use Electronic Logger (FUEL): Nordica MacCarty, Associate Professor of Engineering, Oregon State University
  2. Clean cooking saves lives: the Air Burden of Disease Explorer can predict how many: Michael Johnson, Technical Director, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
  3. Advancing digital MRV to scale nature-linked clean cooking: Claire Willers, Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
  4. Unlocking climate finance for clean cooking in displacement settings: Muna Eltahir, Director of Practical Action Sudan
  5. Applying research to create a new results-based finance tool for women’s empowerment: Subhrendu Pattanayak, Oak Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Duke University

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Speakers
Elisa Derby Senior Director of Research, Evidence and Learning, Clean Cooking Alliance
Daniel Kammen Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, US Agency for International Development
Nordica MacCarty Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Michael Johnson Technical Director, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Muna Eltahir Country Director, Practical Action Sudan
Subhrendu Pattanayak Oak Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Duke University
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Clean Cooking & Nature: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Nature-based Solutions

It is increasingly recognized that safeguarding nature is critical to addressing climate change and protecting billions of the most vulnerable people around the world. Yet, as governments, donors and investors look for ways to protect and restore nature, they often overlook one of the most accessible and impactful solutions: clean cooking.

Approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from forest degradation are derived from woodfuel harvest. Reducing the firewood demands of local communities should be core to nature-based solutions where communities lack access to more efficient and cleaner stoves and fuels. The avoidance of emissions from shifting to clean cooking should be considered a central activity for ensuring the “permanence” of nature-based carbon removals through reforestation, while also enabling a transformation of rural livelihoods.

With $133 billion flowing into nature each year, and calls to triple that by 2050, now is the time to leverage intensified interest in nature to align finance for nature-based solutions and clean cooking to transform sustainable rural livelihoods. Failure to invest in clean cooking puts millions of lives at risk, threatens to undermine billions of dollars in climate mitigation investments – and imperils the future of all of us and our planet.

This session will highlight the fundamental role of clean cooking in delivering and achieving the benefits of nature-based solutions. Illustrating how clean cooking enterprises and conservation organizations are leveraging clean cooking value chains to deliver inclusive and sustainable rural development and ensure long-term success of nature-based solutions, and it discuss the key financing barriers and opportunities to align and scale clean cooking approaches with nature-based solutions.

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Speakers
Margot Clarvis Consultant, Clean Cooking Alliance
Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha DRC Gorilla Doctors, Head Veterinarian
Thierry Lusenge Sustainable Energy Manager, WWF-DRC
Julius Magala Energy Access Coordinator, UNCDF
Ken Newcombe CEO, C-Quest Capital
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Claire Willers
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Claire Willers
Sessions by Claire Willers
Sessions by Claire Willers
Sessions by Claire Willers
9:00 am-10:30 am
Breakout Room A

Perspectives on Innovation: Measuring & Monetizing Impacts

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. Advancing innovative direct impact monitoring: Fuel Use Electronic Logger (FUEL): Nordica MacCarty, Associate Professor of Engineering, Oregon State University
  2. Clean cooking saves lives: the Air Burden of Disease Explorer can predict how many: Michael Johnson, Technical Director, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
  3. Advancing digital MRV to scale nature-linked clean cooking: Claire Willers, Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
  4. Unlocking climate finance for clean cooking in displacement settings: Muna Eltahir, Director of Practical Action Sudan
  5. Applying research to create a new results-based finance tool for women’s empowerment: Subhrendu Pattanayak, Oak Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Duke University

Watch this session.

Speakers
Elisa Derby Senior Director of Research, Evidence and Learning, Clean Cooking Alliance
Daniel Kammen Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, US Agency for International Development
Nordica MacCarty Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
Michael Johnson Technical Director, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Muna Eltahir Country Director, Practical Action Sudan
Subhrendu Pattanayak Oak Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Duke University
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Breakout Room B

Clean Cooking & Nature: Laying the Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Nature-based Solutions

It is increasingly recognized that safeguarding nature is critical to addressing climate change and protecting billions of the most vulnerable people around the world. Yet, as governments, donors and investors look for ways to protect and restore nature, they often overlook one of the most accessible and impactful solutions: clean cooking.

Approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from forest degradation are derived from woodfuel harvest. Reducing the firewood demands of local communities should be core to nature-based solutions where communities lack access to more efficient and cleaner stoves and fuels. The avoidance of emissions from shifting to clean cooking should be considered a central activity for ensuring the “permanence” of nature-based carbon removals through reforestation, while also enabling a transformation of rural livelihoods.

With $133 billion flowing into nature each year, and calls to triple that by 2050, now is the time to leverage intensified interest in nature to align finance for nature-based solutions and clean cooking to transform sustainable rural livelihoods. Failure to invest in clean cooking puts millions of lives at risk, threatens to undermine billions of dollars in climate mitigation investments – and imperils the future of all of us and our planet.

This session will highlight the fundamental role of clean cooking in delivering and achieving the benefits of nature-based solutions. Illustrating how clean cooking enterprises and conservation organizations are leveraging clean cooking value chains to deliver inclusive and sustainable rural development and ensure long-term success of nature-based solutions, and it discuss the key financing barriers and opportunities to align and scale clean cooking approaches with nature-based solutions.

Watch this session.

Speakers
Margot Clarvis Consultant, Clean Cooking Alliance
Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha DRC Gorilla Doctors, Head Veterinarian
Thierry Lusenge Sustainable Energy Manager, WWF-DRC
Julius Magala Energy Access Coordinator, UNCDF
Ken Newcombe CEO, C-Quest Capital
Claire Willers Senior Manager, Market Relations, The Gold Standard Foundation
Sessions by Claire Willers
Sessions by Claire Willers