COP 21 Side Event - Access to Clean Cooking for 2.9 Billion People: A Vital Part of the Climate Agenda

11 December, 2015
Paris, France

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has the goal of supporting 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. If increased to 250 million, this ambition would result in CO2 emissions reduction of 0.5 GigaTon per year. In this side event, we aim to complement the discussions at COP21 by highlighting the positive climate potential of clean cooking through a panel discussion.

Key question:

How can we make sure that clean cookstoves are being acknowledged internationally as a necessary and important approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?


Andy Wehkamp, Managing Director Renewable Energy at SNV


Helena Molin Valdés, Head of the Secretariat of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), hosted by UNEP
Leslie Cordes, director for Partnerships at Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Michel Rentenaar, Climate Envoy for the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Rene Toet, Director, Climate Neutral Group

For more information contact: Edu Willemse,

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