Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Alliance works with public, private, and non-profit partners to overcome the market barriers that hamper the production, deployment, and use of clean cookstoves in the developing world.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership, led by the United Nations Foundation and comprising over 600 partners to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The use of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels can save fuel and dramatically reduce exposure to cookstove smoke. Development of a global clean cookstove industry that is constantly innovating to improve design and performance and meet women’s needs as cooks, while making clean stoves and fuels more affordable, can lead the way to widespread adoption of clean cooking solutions. The Alliance’s founding partners have set a goal of enabling an additional 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.


  • United Nations Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks...

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

  • United States Department of State (DOS)

    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The United States Department of State (DoS) is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and...

  • Shell

    Goods Supplier
    Netherlands | Staff size: 10,000+

    Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the...

  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 26-50

    The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments toward the goal of universal adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels. Its ambitious but...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Ireland, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mongolia
  • Start Date 2010
ValueUSD 270 Million