The Clean Cooking Forum 2017 – Driving Demand, Delivering Impact – marked an important milestone for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) and the cooking sector as we celebrated the impressive strides of the cleaner and more efficient cooking sector, as well as India’s leadership in the sector. The 2017 Forum was held from October 24-26th in central Delhi at the India Habitat Centre, and was co-hosted by Tata Trusts, TERI, and CLEAN with support from NITI Aayog. The Forum brought together over 500 global leaders and practitioners from business, finance, civil society, the UN, government, and academia to share best-practices, explore innovative approaches and financing mechanisms, and helped forge new partnerships during three days of informative sessions, networking events, and technology and fuel demonstrations.
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a United Nations Foundation-hosted public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020. The Alliance is working with over 1700 public, private, and non-profit partners to accelerate the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels in the developing world.