Stoves Summit Addressing Black Carbon and Other emissions from Stoves Globally

29 - 30 May, 2017
Warsaw, Poland

Stoves Summit Addressing Black Carbon and Other emissions from Stoves Globally

Dates: 29-30 May, 2017 
Location: Ministry of Environment, Wawelska Str. 52/54, 00-922 Warsaw



Presentation materials are now available for download on the official event website.


This solutions-oriented conference will examine what we know, and what remains to be learned about addressing coal heating stoves for residential use, as well as stoves used for combined heating and cooking.  The Stoves Summit invites governments, producers, academia and civil society to address these issues in an integrated fashion for the first time from a global perspective.


Day 1 - Defining the problem

9:00 – 9:30

Opening and Welcome

  • WELCOME: Polish Minister-High-level government official (10 minutes)
  • WHO Director General (tape) (5 minutes)
  • UNEP Director General Erik Solheim (tape) (5 minutes)
  • GACC Executive Director Radha Muthia (5 minutes)
  • CCAC Helena Molina-Valdes (tape/skype) (5 minutes)

9:30 – 10:45

Why We Care: Impacts – Health, Air Quality and Climate

  • Moderator: Anna Engleryd, Chair, Executive Bureau, CLRTAP (UNECE) (tbc)
  • KEYNOTE: Tami Bond, University of Illinois
  • Climate Impacts – ICCI
  • Health Impacts – WHO
  • Moderated Discussion

11:00 – 12:30

Scoping the Problem: Coal Heating Stoves

  • Moderator: Poland
  • Understanding Coal Heat:
  • Who Uses Coal? What Stoves? What Type of Coal? Where is it Used?
  • Why Use Coal? How Much Is Used?
  • Case Study: Polish City or other Eastern Europe City
  • Moderated Discussion of Knowledge Gaps, Needs, and Questions

13:30 - 15:45

Scoping the Problem: Combined Cooking and Heating Stoves

  • Moderator: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Understanding Combined Cooking and Heating Stoves: Who uses stoves for both cooking and heating? What types of stoves? What types of fuel? Where are these used? Why use these stoves? How much coal is used for heat?
  • Case Study: Mongolia
  • Case Study: Chile
  • Case Study: Kenya
  • Moderated Discussion of Knowledge Gaps, Needs, and Questions

15:45 – 17:00

Summary and Next Steps: Defining the Problem


Day 2 - Barriers, solutions, and next steps

9:00 - 9:15

Summary of Day 1, Setting the Stage

9:15 - 10:45

Solutions To Reduce Emissions: Part I

  • Testing and Comparing Stoves
  • Design improvements
  • Knowledge Gaps and Needed Steps

11:00 - 12:30

Solutions to Reduce Emissions: Part II

  • Overarching Technological Change:  Fuel switching, separating heating and cooking (alternatives such as electric heating, geothermal-heat pumps, solar energy)
  • Design/manufacturing perspective
  • Market development
  • Knowledge Gaps and Needed Steps


What is the Role for Governments, NGOs and Multilateral Institutions?

  • Behavioral change – Burn right
  • Regulatory approaches-emission standards, phase-out of dirty fuels
  • Banning of old equipment
  • Incentives to change to other heating and cooking appliances including Change-out Programs
  • Ecolabelling and “Tiers”
  • Promotion of broader alternatives to small scale burning of solid fuels:
  • District heating, Electrification, Village-level plans (biogas, pellets), etc.
  • Development Financing and International Cooperation (CLRTAP, Male)
  • Knowledge Gaps and Needed Steps


Summary Session: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Needed Next Steps


Chair’s Summary and Conclusions


Event contact

Sandra Cavalieri,
Programme Manager
secretariat [at]


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