Reducing SLCPs from Household Cooking and Domestic Heating

Household cooking and heating are a major source of harmful black carbon emissions. This initiative aims to speed up reductions in SLCP emissions through high-level advocacy, support for new finance mechanisms, new research, and development of standards and testing protocols to provide clear criteria for evaluating emissions reductions for improved cookstoves, heatstoves and fuels.

Latest Results

The first phase funding for the initiative has been approved and the work plan developed. Next steps will focus on:

  • A high-level advocacy and global education campaign to raise awareness among thought leaders and policy-makers regarding the contribution to climate change from the use of solid fuels in traditional cookstoves and open fires
  • Expansion of the Spark Fund to include a special tranche of pre-investment grant support for projects that reduce emissions of SLCPs
  • Development of standards and testing protocols to provide clear criteria for evaluating emission reductions of black carbon, PM and other SLCPs, as well as measuring other co-benefits, from the widespread adoption of clean cookstoves, heatstoves, and fuels

Initiative Partners

Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland, Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA), and IGSD.