Some 2.7 billion people cook with solid fuels, with enormous negative consequences:
- Household air pollution (HAP) kills 4 million people annually—more than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis.
- The quest for fuel is a leading cause of deforestation in many key regions in Africa and Asia. In countries like Uganda and Ghana, the governments predict that in vital regions only 8-10 years of trees remain.
- The quest for fuel wastes human capital. Outside cities, women and children spend 3-4 hours a day on average gathering wood fuel.
This is one of the most important health, environmental and women’s problems in the developing world.
The Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP) partners with developing countries to transition sustainably and rapidly the maximum justifiable population to clean, safe, modern fuel to prevent these major problems. GLPGP works with governments and other key public and private sector stakeholders to plan, finance and implement these transitions.