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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Ken Newcombe

CEO, C-Quest Capital

Ken Newcombe is the Chief Executive Officer or C-Quest Capital (CQC). Before co-founding CQC, Ken was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division in New York; Vice-Chair and Co-manager of Carbon Markets for Climate Change Capital. He also pioneered the global carbon trade at the World Bank, where he launched and managed eight carbon funds with one billion dollars under management.

Before coming to the United States, Ken was Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Power Utility and Founding Head of Energy Planning for PNG. As a senior manager and intrapreneur in the World Bank, he led the World Bank’s pilot phase of the Global Environment Facility that established the basis for one billion a year permanent GEF to support the incremental costs of aligning investment decisions with externalities of global environmental change and pioneered the investment portfolio of the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol to phase our ozone-depleting substances. He established the Forest Market Transformation Initiative which led to the launch of the leading NGO Forest Trends and its Ecosystem Marketplace and the successful Global Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable use with the World Wildlife Fund. Early in his World Bank career he was the Head of energy sector investment advisory services for the World Bank’s energy sector lending portfolio in Africa.

Ken has a doctorate in the epidemiology of the energy/natural resource management health nexus from the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University and Business Management training from Harvard Business School.

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
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 Ken Newcombe
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
Sessions by Ken Newcombe
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 Ken Newcombe
Sessions by Ken Newcombe