WASHINGTON, D.C. (CitizenWire) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally announce the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a new public-private initiative to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change.
The announcement will occur at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting on September 21, 2010 at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Along with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and other Founding Partners, Secretary Clinton will outline partnership and financial commitments of the Alliance.
Led by the United Nations Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will address one of the greatest threats facing developing countries and their populations the extraordinarily high exposures to toxic smoke from indoor fires and inefficient cookstoves which lead to nearly 2 million deaths each year, with young children and adult women suffering the vast majority of this disease burden.
Secretary Clinton’s speech will be streamed live on www.state.gov and http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org.