Today at its flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum in London, edie renewed its commitment to offset emissions from delegate and speaker travel through ClimateCare projects.

Specifically edie is supporting ClimateCare’s Clean Cooking programme which aims to reduce the environmental and health issues associated with cooking on open fires.

Global issue

Each year more than 4 million people are killed by toxic fumes from cooking on open fires. 

Providing families with more efficient stoves helps to reduce CO2 emissions, save money on fuel and reduces pressure on local forests.

“You might not think about tackling carbon emissions and then immediately think about cooking, but our Clean Cooking projects are a win-win for people and the environment,” said ClimateCare’s head of partnership, Robert Stevens.

“More than 3 billion people still cook on open fires or inefficient stoves and the resulting emissions are bad for respiratory health and bad for the environment. A simple improved stove can change all that”

A report released yesterday by Chatham House found that around 60 million refugees are now using around 3.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent a year, predominantly in the form of firewood and charcoal for heating and cooking.

These inefficent fuels cost around $2bn annually and generate 13 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Best practice

Edie event director Mark Baker said: “We encourage our delegates to come together and share best practice in sustainability at our events.

“By offsetting their travel emissions through ClimateCare’s Clean Cooking projects we not only demonstrate best practice in action, we hope to raise awareness of some of the innovative ways businesses can tackle climate and development challenges”.

edie editor Luke Nicholls and ClimateCare’s Edward Morello with the efficient stove

Brad Allen


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