Unlocking Clean Cooking Pathways : A Practitioner’s Keys to Progress (English)

Provision of clean cooking for all is recognized as a critical cross-sectoral development issue. The potential societal benefits are enormous, particularly for public health, women’s productivity and empowerment, and the environment. Along with electrification, clean cooking is an essential component to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 7.1 – ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services. However, the stark reality is that progress on clean cooking access has been stymied by past perceptions of the sector as orphaned, invisible, and expensive. Recent developments have opened a window of opportunity for driving scale. The World Bank’s Clean Cooking Fund, the largest dedicated fund for galvanizing political commitment, scaling up public and private investment, and catalyzing innovation is using innovative Results-Based Financing (RBF) designs and applications to promote long-term market development and advance access for all. Lessons and success stories from the World Bank’s recent operational experience in the sector show how making access to clean cooking a political priority, using people-centered approaches, can drive large development impacts for society. To unlock a country’s clean cooking pathways, stakeholders must carefully consider its overall enabling environment, including its institutional capacity to implement transformative solutions. In countries with a high access deficit, addressing the cooking poverty issue will initially require modernizing the biomass fuel sector and promoting integrated, cost-effective approaches. How does one make the case for clean cooking in countries with a high access deficit? What are the guiding principles for developing a clean cooking strategy? What building blocks are necessary to promote market development for long-term sustainability? This report attempts to answer these and other key questions.
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eC2: Increasing Access to Efficient and Clean Cooking in Niger

Deadline: 18-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) cookstoves

Niger is experiencing a very strong demographic growth that’s translates into an ever-increasing pressure on the surrounding natural environment. Due to a dual climate and population pressure, the cooking fuel sector has been subject to rapid changes that have been further accelerating since 2015, date when the Programme National des Energies Domestique (PNED) was adopted but not implemented for lack of funds. The World Bank is working in the power sector in access to electricity through the NESAP project and is exploring the feasibility and desirability of integrating Clean and Efficient Cooking aspects in the future. The activity will provide information and analysis to the Bank and Government of Niger and will be structured around two main components: A) market characterization and B) identification of innovative business models to scale up Efficient and Clean Cooking (ECC) solutions and capacity building of stakeholders.

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UK Commits $250 Million; Denmark, France, Netherlands Pledge $130 Million to World Bank Initiatives on Energy Storage, Solar Power and Clean Cooking

NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 – The United Kingdom pledged £200 million ($250 cookstovesmillion) to the Climate Investment Funds’ Global Energy Storage Program, which in collaboration with the World Bank’s Energy Storage Partnership aims to deliver breakthrough energy storage and renewable energy solutions at scale.

France’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Netherlands pledged $100 million to the Solar Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), with the Netherlands also announcing $20 million for the Bank’s planned Clean Cooking Fund.

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