16:00 - 17:30 -- (Auditorium 3)


Cooking and heating in homes in Asia and throughout the world are a significant contributor to ambient air pollution (20% globally, significantly higher in Asian cities depending on region and season), CO2 emissions (an estimated 2% of global emissions), are the largest controllable source of Black Carbon, result in an estimated 3.2 million premature deaths annually, and have significant gender inequity and livelihood impacts. 


This session aims to inform the audience about recently published information showing the significant contribution of household air pollution to ambient air pollution and the importance of reducing these emissions to achieve Clean Air goals in Asia and elsewhere; highlight clean cooking and heating implementation activities in China and Nepal; present research results on why energy access is not enough for choosing clean cooking fuels and what determines coal consumption in two central Asian countries; discuss recent developments on how household energy projects can demonstrate a clear and important Black Carbon mitigation benefit and an initiative to develop robust cooking and carbon methodologies to inject confidence into this market; and the activities of the Clean Cooking and Carbon Consortium to work with country governments on their Nationally Determined Contribution implementation activities.


US Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Cooking Alliance, Climate and Clean Air Coalition 



John Mitchell, US EPA 


Martina Otto, CCAC


  • Household Air Pollution to Ambient Air Pollution - Dr. Sourangsu Chowdhury, Center for International Climate Research (CICERO)
  • Gender Impacts, Clean Cooking and Carbon Consortium (4C) Initiatives and USG Activities - Olivia Brinks, US EPA
  • Importance of Black Carbon Mitigation and Development of New Cooking and Carbon Methodology - Dr. Michael Johnson, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group
  • Accelerating Action on Household Air Pollution in PRC - Guofeng Shen, Professor, Peking University
  • Accelerating Action on Household Energy in Nepal - Dr. Anobha Gurung, Clean Cooking Alliance
  • Research Results on Cooking and Heating in Central Asia - Dr. Dina Azhgaliyeva , Asian Development Bank


John Mitchell, US EPA