The U.S. government has pledged to provide an additional $55 million to the global initiative that seeks to combat climate change and empower women through clean and efficient household cooking solutions. This makes the U.S. government’s total commitment to the initiative $105 million.
The U.S. is a founding partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation and established in Sept. 2010. The alliance aims to have 100 million homes adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
The U.S. has earlier committed $50 million for the alliance’s first five years, saying the initiative is “an important diplomatic and development priority.”
Seven U.S. government agencies have made new commitments to the alliance. These include the U.S. Agency for International Development, which will conduct research and provide 30,000 stoves to women in and around the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, in partnership with the World Food Program.
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