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China - Accelerating household access to clean cooking and heating (English)

Today more than half of China's population relies on solid fuels (biomass and coal) for cooking and heating. Each year, household air pollution linked to solid fuel combustion accounts for more than a million premature deaths in China. Many residents, mainly in rural areas, are likely to continue using solid fuels in the near future. Scaled-up access to clean-burning, fuel-efficient stoves can mitigate the health risks to households. It is also consistent with China's strategy to promote energy conservation, emissions reduction, and green energy in villages. There is an opportunity to build on earlier efforts to accelerate household access to clean cooking and heating. In the 1980s and 1990s, China had the world's most successful national stoves program, but recent policies and programs have tended to be fragmented. An integrated strategy is provided for strengthening institutional capacity and building an enabling environment, developing a thriving market and household demand, and adopting a results-based financing approach.


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    China - Accelerating household access to clean cooking and heating

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China - Accelerating household access to clean cooking and heating (English). EAP clean stove initiative knowledge exchange series Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.