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CLEAN COOKING ,A VITAL CATASLYST FOR CLIMATE ACTION Climate change poses a significant threat to the sustainability and inclusivity of our societies, underscoring the urgent need for comprehensive and coordinated climate action. This entails a fundamental shift in key economic systems towards clean energy, smart urban development, sustainable land use and water management, and a circular industrial economy. You might wonder about the relevance of clean cooking in this context. The importance of integrating clean cooking into the energy access agenda lies in delivering systemic solutions aligned with housing initiatives, as part of the broader transition to clean energy solutions. Clean energy emerges as a critical and cost-effective tool to mitigate carbon emissions, enhance public health, and safeguard the environment concurrently. Clean cooking, as defined by the International Energy Agency (IEA, 2017), involves access to safer and more sustainable cooking and heating fuels and stoves compared to traditional biomass stoves. Shockingly, 2.4 billion people currently lack access to clean cooking, incurring global damages exceeding 2.4 trillion US dollars and contributing to 3.2 million premature deaths annually due to illnesses attributed to household air pollution. It is crucial to recognize that global climate and development goals cannot be achieved without addressing the way people cook. Despite this, access to clean cooking remains one of the most underinvested health and environmental challenges globally, presenting an ironic oversight given the fundamental role of cooking in daily life. The benefits of embracing clean cooking extend beyond mitigating climate change to positively impact communities and nature.

  • winnie nguru

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    The way we cook also greatly impacts our environment. We need to be mindful of how we do it. Especially us Africans

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    • johnte ndeto

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      It's quite encouraging when human kind consider clean cooking skills

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      • Princess

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        Recognizing the underinvestment in addressing this challenge is key.

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        • walter lungayi

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          Clean cooking is essential for reducing indoor air pollution and mitigating climate change.

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          • Gorffly mokua

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            Transitioning to clean cooking solutions, such as electric or gas stoves and clean-burning fuels, can significantly reduce emissions.

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            • Felix mokaya

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              @gorffly_mokua Very true .And this creates a beautiful environment.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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              This article effectively highlights the often overlooked yet crucial role of clean cooking in the broader context of addressing climate change. By emphasizing the urgent need for comprehensive climate action, it rightly argues that a shift towards clean energy, sustainable development, and circular economies is essential. The integration of clean cooking into this agenda is justified by its potential to provide systemic solutions, particularly in housing initiatives.

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