We are sparking a clean cooking revolution
2.4 billion people cook with traditional solid fuels and rudimentary stoves, mainly in low- and middle- income countries. The consequences are severe. Lack of access to clean and efficient energy has negative impacts on health, climate, environments and gender equality. Women are mostly affected, as they spent most of the time near the stove and are responsible for fuel collection. Access to clean cooking interventions is crucial to reduce the negative effects of solid fuel use.
The effects of clean cooking
Decrease in fuel collection time for women
Less forest degradation and deforestation
Reduction of greenhouse gases and black carbon
Improved indoor air and less chronic and acute ailments
Transitioning the cooking energy sector is a multifaceted, complex process and needs a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. Transitions can be accelerated through join effort. The Dutch Spark is a unique collaboration between Netherlands-based public, business, finance, carbon, and development partners to accelerate the transition to clean cooking. The Dutch Spark functions as a community of practice.