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  1. Abstract, 2012,The Harvard Environmental Economics Program It is conventional wisdom that it is possible to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution, improve health outcomes, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the rural areas of developing countries through the adoption of improved cooking...  
  2. The Center Since 2008, The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi—has specialized in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide. CSDi is firmly committed to proven, results-based solutions to end suffering and poverty....  
  3. Abstract, 2017, World Development In India, efforts to design and diffuse improved cook-stoves began with nationalist organizations in the 1930s; after independence, these efforts were folded into sporadic state-level efforts and then became part of the NGO patchwork of development projects. Very...  
  4. But “clean” is a nebulous term. Of those 28 million cookstoves, only 8.2 million — the ones that run on electricity or burn liquid fuels including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol and biogas — meet the health guidelines for indoor emissions set by the WHO. The vast majority of the stoves...  
  5. 2.7 billion people worldwide rely on traditional uses of solid biomass fuels to meet their daily energy needs, an increase in 38 million over last year (IEA 2014). Traditional means of cooking pose acute and chronic health risks, introduce time burdens on women and children, contribute to...  
  6. HEDON focuses on sustainable energy at household and community level, to improve the lives of people living in poverty while protecting the natural environment and combating climate change. HEDON informs and enables the work of its members through information sharing, learning, networking, and...  
  7. Rocketstove.org has 3 goals: Deliver customized rocket stove plans to the global community. These plans can be used by commercial producers who wish to build 1000 stoves or by individuals who only want a single stove. CLICK HERE FOR THE DESIGN TOOL Connect institutions and individuals with local...  
  8. Abstract, 2015,Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting The present paper evaluates the effects of the use of improved cookstoves (ICSs) on household fuel expenditure in Southern Haiti. It takes advantage of the fact that approximately 80 households received ICSs, a novel...  
  9. People traditionally have had a limited choice of fuels, primarily due to availability, affordability, and accessibility. Because the fuel supply chain touches so many environmental, economic, social, and health issues, the impacts and opportunities are complex. Our fuels strategy starts from...  
  10. In the year 2004, indoor air pollution from solid fuel use was responsible for almost 2 million annual deaths and 2.7% of the global burden of disease (in Disability-Adjusted Life Years or DALYs). This makes this risk factor the second biggest environmental contributor to ill health, behind...