No, we’re not referring to Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. From our friends at WorldStove comes this playful video intended to drive home the point about the perils of cooking on three stone fires, which, as we all know, is the only technology available to almost half the world’s population. Factoid: Glenn Close’s Dad was a physician in the Zaire during Mobutu’s reign. He was one of the first Western doctors to encounter the Ebola virus.
Tag Archives: indoor air pollution
Kirk Smith, Ph.D., is probably the world’s leading authority on the public health impact of indoor air pollution caused by the incomplete combustion of biomass fuels for cooking and heating. His recent remarks help cast some light on what stakeholders can expect from the recent launch of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. We’ve borrowed the following excerpt from the good people at Indoor Air Pollution Updates and we urge you to click on the link to read the extended article. Smith KR, What’s Cooking? A Brief Update, Energy for Sustainable Development (2010), doi:10.1016/j. esd.2010.10.002 Full-text: http://ehs.sph.berkeley.edu/krsmith/publications/2010/ESD_whats_cooking.pdf (pdf, 89KB) Extensive world press … Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control gets in on the GACC action. Public Health Institute Award to Advance Clean Cookstove Technology OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 19 (AScribe Newswire) — The Public Health Institute (PHI) received notification it has been awarded a major grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) focused on implementing clean cookstove technology. The $980,000 award will support planning and field work for the next year on cookstoves in Kenya, Guatemala and India, as well as joining the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the National Institutes of Health and CDC in planning a global clean cookstoves workshop. The … Continue reading
5th Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forum (PCIA)
What do you get when you gather the world’s leading household energy and health experts and offer them five days of dynamic workshops, technical presentations and stories from successful programs around the world?
Unexpected connections. Extraordinary insights. Powerful advancements.
- 1 day kick-off event, Monday, February 21, 2011:
Learn about the government of Peru’s national stove campaign.
- 5-day Biennial Forum, February 22-26, 2011:
Join us to address topics including stove performance standards and testing, monitoring and evaluation, carbon financing, expanded commercial markets, recent research outcomes, community engagement and much more.
Today’s announcement by Sec. Hilary Clinton and the ensuing coverage is undoubtedly a landmark for the improved cookstove community and all those who have sought to address the risks posed by indoor air pollution around the world. For the people who have toiled in obscurity for decades trying to improve the stoves, for those who have lobbied to draw attention and financial support to the issue, and for those who are hard at work around the world today implementing cook stove programs, today is a very special day, and hopefully the beginning of larger sustained global effort. So, congratulations to … Continue reading