2.8 billion people worldwide cook with solid fuels, with enormous negative consequences:

  • Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels kills over 4 million people annually—more than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined.
  • Harvesting wood fuel is a leading cause of forest degradation and deforestation in Africa and Asia. Governments in countries like Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria predict that vital forest areas have only 8-10 years of trees remaining.
  • The search for fuel wastes human capital. Rural women and children spend up to 6 hours a day gathering wood fuel.

This is one of the most important health, environmental and women’s problems in the developing world.

Our Mission: 

The Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP) assists developing countries to plan, finance and implement national-scale availability and use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to help prevent the 4 million annual deaths, severe forest loss, and vast impact on women's and children's time caused by societal dependence on solid fuels for cooking.