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A pro-health cookstove strategy to advance energy, social and ecological justice

A pro-health fuels and stoves agenda based on the World Health Organization standards can realign lagging progress toward meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7’s call for universal energy and clean cooking access by 2030, combat the household energy crisis, and promote health and social justice.

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Fig. 1: Metrics of cooking fuels and stoves across health, affordability and climate.


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We gratefully acknowledge a National Science Foundation NRT Training Grant, the Katherine Lau Family Foundation, the Zaffaroni Family Foundation,, and the Center for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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Gill-Wiehl, A., Kammen, D.M. A pro-health cookstove strategy to advance energy, social and ecological justice. Nat Energy 7, 999–1002 (2022).

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