21 Jul '11, 10am

Why clean cookstoves are prob the best offsets: help prevent 2 million deaths, reduce black carbon + climate emissions

Why clean cookstoves are prob the best offsets: help prevent 2 million deaths, reduce black carbon + climate emissions

Date: 21-Jul-11 Country: INDIA Author: Andrew Quinn Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a lecture at the Anna Centenary Library in the southern Indian city of Chennai July 20, 2011. Photo: Reuters/Babu Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed one of her simplest but potentially most transformative diplomatic priorities in India on Wednesday: clean cooking stoves. Clinton, who last year launched a $50 million U.S. drive to bring clean cooking stoves to developing countries to cut deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change, visited an Indian demonstration site to watch some of the stoves in action. Clinton watched several Indian women working different models of cookstoves, ranging from a traditional fire to the new model stoves which burn both hotter and more efficiently, reducing the need for fuel and cutting emissions. "The women here today represent wome...

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