Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One solution for several problems: Clean Cookstoves

What is the 4th worst health risk in developing countries which causes 4 million premature deaths per year?

Your first thoughs may be AIDS, TB, or malaria. However, it's actually household air pollution (HAP) from cooking and heating homes with open fires and traditional stoves. The good news is this least well known health risk is now being addressed globally by the UN Foundation's Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC). To learn more about this critical public health and environmental threat impacting millions and GACC's response, see these videos.

  • An inspiring and intriguing TED X video explaining the range of problems (health, economic, safety for women and children, climate change) caused by open fires in homes and the variety of sociological and cultural factors to consider in finding a solution - Saving lives through clean cookstoves, Ethan Kay presenting

- submitted by Ron Howell as a follow up to his presentation at Forum, Dec. 7, 2014, for the Justice in a Changing Climate Task Force Climate Change actions series