The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is $60 million project intent on the adoption of cleaner cookstoves in 100 million homes:

Exposure to smoke from traditional stoves and open fires – the primary means of cooking and heating for 3 billion people in developing countries – causes almost 2 million deaths annually, with women and young children affected most.  That is a life lost every 16 seconds.

Alanna Shaikh patiently explains why similar initiatives have failed in the past.

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