Clean Cooking Alliance

Founding Year: 2010

Staff: 33


Dymphna van der Lans (CEO)

A network of global partners working to create a thriving global market for cleaner, more modern household cooking solutions. The initiative is hosted by the United Nations Foundation to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments to foster clean cook stoves and fuels. To allow for maximum impact in the field and strengthen the market for clean cook stoves and fuels, the Alliance has prioritized eight countries for deeper in-country engagement. The alliance consists of 54 partner countries that made national commitments, 12 national and regional alliances, and 1,800+ partner organizations.


  • Environment – Cleaner, more modern stoves and fuels can lower emissions of greenhouse gases, pollutants, and black carbon, and help protect the environment.
  • Health – Daily exposure to toxic smoke from polluting, open fires and inefficient fuels is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. Penetrating deep into the lungs of its victims, this acrid smoke causes a range of deadly chronic and acute health effects such as child pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease, as well as low birth-weights in children born to mothers whose pregnancies are spent breathing toxic fumes from traditional cook stoves. The sustained use of cleaner, more modern stoves and fuels can dramatically reduce smoke emissions, and resulting exposure, which can reduce the burden of disease associated with household air pollution.
  • Humanitarian – Most of the food provided by humanitarian agencies must be cooked before it can be eaten, but cook stoves and fuel are rarely provided. Ensuring access to cleaner, more modern cook stoves and fuels for vulnerable populations like refugees, IDPs, and other crisis-affected populations will protect them from suffering disproportionately from the consequences of lack of access to cooking technologies and fuel.
  • Women & Gender – Women play a crucial role in the widespread adoption and use of cleaner, more modern household cooking solutions because of their central responsibility for managing household energy and cooking. As consumers and users of cook stoves, women are not just victims but a critical component of the sector’s ability to scale. Women must be fully integrated into the process of designing products and solutions because without their opinions and input, products will not meet their needs and will not be used.

Research and Evaluation:

  • Measuring Progress – Through monitoring and evaluation, the Alliance is able measure outputs, intermediate outcomes, and long-term impacts of clean cooking solutions.
  • Household Air Pollution Intervention Tool (HAPIT) – Provides Data on estimated health changes due to interventions designed to lower exposures to household air pollution (HAP) of household members currently using unclean fuels (wood, dung, coal, kerosene, and others).


  • Annual reports
  • Annual Partner Survey Results (2018, 9p.)
  • A monthly newsletter with a circulation of over 6,000 individuals and 900 Partners.
  • A library of 500+ research reports, webinars, market assessments, customer segmentation and adoption studies, issue briefs, and fact sheets.
  • Country-level Data – A database of national data on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for cooking.



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Clean Cooking Alliance contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    Calls for an end to poverty globally by 2030 and promotes increased access to basic services and social protection.
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  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    Aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being
    Aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, by reducing mortality rates and increasing access to equitable health care for men and women.
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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    Aims to end gender discrimination in all forms and promote equal opportunity for all women and girls in terms of education, career, and sexual/reproductive rights.
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  • SDG 6 -Clean Water and Sanitisation
    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by promoting global access to adequate sanitation and hygiene.
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by promoting affordable and reliable energy sources.
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  • SDG 8 -Decent Work and Economic Growth
    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
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  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.  
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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    Aims to achieve economic growth by reducing inequalities regarding social, economic and political opportunities and freedoms.
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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    Aims to promote the globalization of sustainable cities and communities in turn providing universal safe and affordable housing.
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  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    Aims to create responsible and sustainable practices involving consumption and production through efficiently using natural resources.
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  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    Calls to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through global awareness, education, and integration into government policies.
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  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    Calls to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and prevent and reduce marine pollution in order to protect ecosystems and achieve healthy oceans.
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  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    Aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Calls to reduce all forms of violence and deaths related to violence and to end abuse and exploitation
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  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
    Aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing domestic resources in order to provide support for developing countries.
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