Wood Energy Catalogue

The State of the Global Clean and Improved Cooking Sector (2015)


This is a technical report of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC). It consists of the following chapters:

-          The Case for Clean and Improved Cooking. An overview of the case for clean cooking solutions, including an analysis of the negative externalities of solid fuel dependence; a review of the latest state of knowledge on key health, environment, economic, and gender impact drivers; and a summary of the emerging evidence for the mitigation potentials of a range of clean fuel and improved cookstove solutions.

-          The Demand for Clean and Improved Cooking Energy. A review of the clean cooking demand landscape, including fuel market evolution, fuel demand drivers, and a high-level market segmentation of global cookstove users.

-          The Supply Landscape. An overview of the clean and improved cooking solution space, including the current status and market penetration of various fuel and cookstove technologies.

-          The Cooking Appliance Supply Chain. A review of key elements of the supply chain for clean and improved cookstoves, including methods of production, product economics, distribution, and financing models.

-          The Sector Ecosystem. An overview of public and donor sector models for reaching scale, sector funding, and the regulatory environment.

-          Looking Forward and Recommendations. A market forecast for the sector, an overview of barriers to more rapid growth, and recommendations for public and private sector stakeholders

Clean cooking solutions, improved cookstove, solid fuels, biomass, woodfuel, market demand, market forecast, market penetration, supply chain, regulatory environment, funding, barriers analysis
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP); Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC)