Project Gaia co-hosting panel on clean cooking fuels at UN SE4ALL

Panel on creating a sustainable mass market for clean cooking fuels to be held May 19th in NYC.

In partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC), the UN Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunities (HIO) Initiative, and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Project Gaia will be hosting a panel discussion on the market potential and impact of a global transition to clean burning cooking fuels at the second annual UN Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) forum. Entitled “Maximizing The Benefits of Clean Cooking Fuels: Creating a Sustainable Mass Market,” the panel will be held in New York on Tuesday May 19, at the Sheraton Hotel on Times Square.

The session will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders, including suppliers, stove and fuel developers/marketers, financing specialists, civil society groups, research organizations, rural development officers and key government agencies, to explore the knowledge base, supply chain,and market potential of clean cooking fuels. The objective of the panel is to highlight key initiatives in interventions, research and innovations that have and will result in measurable impacts for energy, environment and health and increased access for these clean fuel sources. Panelists will discuss the variety of clean burning fuel options currently available as alternatives to traditional biomass and charcoal, including ethanol, biogas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), and solar power. This is the first comprehensive event focusing on clean fuels for cooking in the developing world with an honest account of their benefits and barriers to their implementation.

The discussion will be moderated by Gerry Ostheimer, Ph.D., Global Lead for the UN SE4ALL Sustainable Bioenergy HIO Initiative.

By Rebecca Moreland