04.12.2017 · Category: SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, Women-centered ICS, Cook Stoves, Myanmar Cook Stove, Cotton Production India Laos Myanmar Pakistan

Asia's Improved Cook Stoves

Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves for daily cooking and heating.
Reliance on inefficient cook stoves and polluting fuels contributes to a wide range of environmental problems including deforestation, loss of biodiversity, air pollution and climate change. At the same time, daily exposure to noxious smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world's biggest - but least well-known - killers, leading to more than four million premature deaths a year.

"Asia's Improved Cook Stoves" collates insights across the countries with EU SWITCH-Asia funded cook stoves projects, sharing observations and implementation progression to date of each. This report describes in detail the common baselines and project cook stove designs, analyses the laboratory testing results, and describes the projects' intervention strategies undertaken.

This study intends to contribute to discussions in the international cook stove domain and to the challenging task to reduce significantly the adverse impacts of traditional cooking practices around the world.

To view the Study in epaper version, please click here.

The supporting documents of the study are accessible here.

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