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Canada Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 16, 2012 -- Today, Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent, following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced that Canada has joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, as part of Canada’s commitment to reducing global emissions from short-lived climate pollutants.
“Canada is pleased to be the newest member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves,” said Minister Kent. “By paving the way for the use of clean cookstoves in developing countries, we will help cut down harmful soot emissions.”
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership that is working to break down barriers to using clean cookstoves in developing countries. The goal of the Alliance is to support international efforts to spur the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
Canada Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves [Backgrounder 2012-02-16]
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