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Mitigating Air Pollution from Household Energy to Improve Women and Children's Health

Household air pollution disproportionately impacts women and children’s health, and is a main cause of noncommunicable disease such as, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to household air pollution almost doubles the risk for childhood pneumonia and is responsible for 45% of all pneumonia deaths in children less than 5 years old. At the same time, home cooking, home heating and kerosene lamps account for up to 58% of global black carbon emissions (a key component of PM2.5) from anthropogenic sources which increases the rate of near-term climate change.

This is a strategic moment. Investing in clean household energy offers countries measurable solutions not only to mitigate climate change, but also to realize substantial benefits for health and air pollution. This webinar will bring speakers together to enrich the conversation around evidence-based methodologies and tools for monitoring innovative mechanisms to develop results-based finance projects that take into account lessons learned to improve women, child and maternal health.



  • Helena Molin Valdes 2018 compressed

    Helena Molin Valdés


    Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

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  • Heather

    Heather Adair-Rohani

    Team Leader on Energy and Health

    World Health Organization

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  • Smita Rakesh

    Smita Rakesh

    Portfolio Director

    Clean Energy and Climate Action at Social Alpha

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    Madhusudan Adhikari

    Executive Director

    Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Nepal

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  • Tara Ramanthan

    Tara Ramanathan

    Director of Clean Energy

    Nexleaf Analytics

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  • Tara Ramanathan

    Looking forward to discussing in this event with all audience members about how we can bring women's voices to the forefront of the conversation around accelerating reliable clean cooking solutions

    Sep 18, 2020, 3:24 AM (4 years ago)

Mitigating Air Pollution from Household Energy to Improve Women and Children's Health

Date and time
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:00 AM EDT
  • Webinar
Issue Area(s)
  • Adolescents/Youths
  • Child Health
  • Climate and Environment
  • Maternal Health
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Online Event