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Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2023 – Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria – Advancing Public-Private Partnerships

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2023 – Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria – Advancing Public-Private Partnerships

The Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum is an important, annual gathering of stakeholders working to accelerate the production, dissemination, and use of cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels. The current relationship between public and private partners in the clean cooking industry needs to be strengthened. The private sector in the clean cooking industry requires interventions to enhance value chain development, balanced product supply and demand, technology innovations and knowledge transfer for a seamless transition to carbon-neutral cooking.

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Carbon Financing for Clean Cooking Solutions in Nigeria– Status and Opportunities

Carbon Financing for Clean Cooking Solutions in Nigeria– Status and Opportunities

Click Here to join Organized by Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking (NACC) On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 2.00 pm (WAT)     Panelist include: Simba Mudimbu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Ventures Programs, Clean Cooking Alliance Tim Neville, Chief Operating Officer, Impact Carbon Ltd Toyin Oshaniwa, Carbon Operations Lead, UP Energy Group Uwem Useh, Head of Mitigation Unit, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment Asmau Jibril, Carbon Finance Lead, National Council on Climate Change Moderator Ewah Eleri, Executive Director, ICEED and Chairman, BOT, Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking   Background Emission from cooking represents about 55 million metric tonnes of CO2e and about 700,000 metric tonnes of PM2.5 emissions. There is an increasing global demand for a transition to carbon-neutral cooking solutions. A net zero carbon world demands that we mobilize all available resources and efforts to address the challenges of climate change and clean energy access. Clean cooking has a major role to play. Nigeria joined other countries and launched the Energy Transition Plan (ETP) as a strategy to reach a net-zero emissions by 2060. The Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) also seeks to reduce emission through the promotion of clean cooking. It has a clean cooking target of 48 % of population (26.8 million households) using LPG by 2030; and13 % (7.3 million households) using improved cookstoves by 2030. Clean cooking energy for all is not only possible but a right for all citizens. In several countries, carbon offsetting plays a key role in meeting the Paris Climate Agreement objectives and contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Access to carbon finance has helped in lowering... read more
Draft National Clean Cooking Policy Validated by Stakeholders’

Draft National Clean Cooking Policy Validated by Stakeholders’

R – Osamede Precious Onuvae, Secretary, Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking; Idris Fonahanmi, CEO, Fonbol Energy Ltd; Auwalu Bala, NNPC Group;Princess Odiaka, Head of Secretariat, LPG Expansion Implementation Programme, Office of the Vice President;Jochen Lucksheiter, Country Director, Heinrich Boell Foundation;Victoria Gyang Pwol, Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, representing the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aliyu Musa Yauri, Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Asmau Jibril, Chief Scientific Officer representing Dr. Inibong Abiola-Awe, Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Doosugh Agbadu, NESREA; Maryam Hassana, Desk Officer, Clean Cooking Unit, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment. ABUJA – On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the Federal Ministry of Environment and other key stakeholders’ validated the Draft National Clean Cooking Policy during the Validation Workshop which held at Bolingo Xperia Hotel, Abuja. The Workshop had all key stakeholders’ present virtually and in-person. The Policy among others will foster an enabling policy environment, strengthen supply and enhance demand for clean cooking solutions in Nigeria and support the federal government’s goal of universal energy access. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Charles Ikeah represented by Victoria Gyang Pwol, Deputy Director, Department of Climate Change during his opening remark mentioned that “Nigeria has made a firm commitment to expand access to clean cooking. By 2030, the country aims to provide access to LPG for 48% and improved biomass cookstoves to 13% of households”. According to him, ‘Smoke inhalation is the 3rd highest killer of women and children in Nigeria. Despite the benefits of clean cooking solutions, the market is still underdeveloped. This led... read more
Clean Cooking Training In Nigeria [December 12-13, 2022]

Clean Cooking Training In Nigeria [December 12-13, 2022]

ABUJA – On Monday, December 12, 2022, the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in partnership with Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking and the Federal Ministry of Environment conducted a 2-day clean cooking training for staff of the clean cooking unit, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment and some key stakeholders’ in Abuja, Nigeria. The training was aimed at preparing the Clean Cooking Unit in the Federal Ministry of Environment to carry out its institutional mandate of advancing the goal of clean cooking in Nigeria. Other stakeholders trained were better equipped to implement their clean cooking activities and move the industry forward. The two days in-person training took participants through series of modules including an overview of clean cooking in Nigeria, financing the clean cooking Industry, advocacy and communicating the value of clean cooking, growth strategy among others. At the end of the workshop every participants presented a summary of their key takeaways and their plans for expanding access to clean cooking in their organisations. Nigeria is facing a silent energy crisis. Only one in ten households in the country use clean energy sources and technologies for cooking. Traditional cooking with firewood and other polluting fuels such like kerosene and charcoal are claiming lives, destroying the environment and putting a burden on women.In its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Nigeria has made a firm commitment to expand access to clean cooking. By 2030, the country aims to provide access to LPG for 48% and improved biomass cookstoves to 13% of households. This will save over 30,000 lives per annum, build a... read more
Webinar: Clean Cooking – Towards an Enabling Policy Framework

Webinar: Clean Cooking – Towards an Enabling Policy Framework

Organized by International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Clean Cooking Alliance. Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 13.00 West African Time. Moderator: Ewah Eleri, Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development. Panel: > Sheila Mapilele, FUNAE – Fundo de Energia, Mozambique > Jechoniah Kitala, Practical Action, Kenya > Michael Ahimbisibwe, Clean Cooking Alliance, Uganda > Huzi Mshelia, Nigeria > Colm Faye, Clean Cooking Alliance CLICK HERE TO JOIN MEETING Recently, Nigeria launched an Energy Transition Plan. The Plan makes a long-term commitment to achieve carbon neutrality and end energy poverty. This will lift 100 million people out of poverty, drive economic growth, and bring modern energy services to the entire population. Providing universal access to clean cooking energy services is central to the goal of the Plan. As part of efforts to reach national clean cooking goals, the Federal Government has committed to developing an enabling policy framework for the growth of access to clean cooking. The government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to develop a comprehensive clean cooking policy. As Nigeria seeks to build a toolbox of policy instruments to achieve universal access to clean cooking, it seeks to anchor this effort on international best practices. This webinar brings together key clean cooking policy experts from Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda and Nepal to discuss the nuts and bolts of effective policies that enable the rapid transition to clean cooking. What are achievable national targets? What incentives and regulations enable rapid clean cooking uptake? What is the role of the state versus the private sector? What financing mechanisms... read more
Nigeria needs single policy to address clean cooking challenges, says Eleri

Nigeria needs single policy to address clean cooking challenges, says Eleri

Ewah Eleri is the Executive Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) and top member of the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC), a public private partnership. He spoke to CHINEDUM UWAEGBULAM on efforts to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) commitments. Traditional cooking with firewood and other polluting fuels are claiming lives, destroying the environment and putting a burden on women. Do we have clear-cut policies and strategies for low carbon energy development in Nigeria?According to available statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO), smoke from the kitchen leads to 95,300 deaths yearly in Nigeria. After malaria and HIV/Aids, indoor air pollution is possibly Nigeria’s third highest killer. For those who survive the smoke there are serious health consequences. Children born to women who are exposed during pregnancy, risk low birth weight, impaired mental abilities and birth defects. In many ways, the lack of access to clean cooking is Nigeria’s silent energy crisis. But the costs are primarily borne by women. In many parts of the country, women and girls are responsible for fetching firewood. This is time that they could go schooling and doing other empowerment opportunities. Besides the drudgery of collecting firewood, women and girls also bear the additional burden of inhaling the deadly smoke. Curiously, issues of clean cooking hardly make it to the priority list of energy policy making. Beyond the health impacts, Nigeria has 3.5 per cent yearly rate of deforestation and loses approximately 350,000 – 400,000 hectares per year. The widespread use of wood for cooking contributes a sizeable share of deforestation, alongside expanding agriculture, bush... read more
FG moves to develop national policy on clean cooking

FG moves to develop national policy on clean cooking

  In a renewed effort to meet Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) commitments, the Federal Government has established a committee to develop a national policy on clean cooking and meeting universal access. The Federal Ministry of Environment inaugurated the National Clean Cooking Committee under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change. The committee comprised of key stakeholders in the public sector, private institutions, development partners and civil society organisations among others. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Musa Hassan, represented by Director of Human Resources, Mr. L. T. Adigwe, during his inaugural speech said the committee would tackle some of the complex issues that the clean cooking sector is facing, from the lack of an enabling environment to strengthening supply and demand of clean cooking in the country. According to him “over 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population still rely on solid fuel for their household cooking and heating needs, which poses threat to the health and safety of end-users, mainly women often accompanied by their children.” He attributed the lack of policy coherence and clear institutional leadership as a major barrier to realising the potential of clean cooking in the country. Hassan called for joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem of inefficient cooking nationally and globally as no individual organisation can confront the phenomenon alone. He assured that his ministry would continue to collaborate, support and provide the required leadership in ensuring a viable clean cooking sector in Nigeria. Earlier, the Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Iniobong Abiola-Awe, said: “Nigeria as a signatory to the United... read more
Federal Government of Nigeria Inaugurates National Clean Cooking Committee

Federal Government of Nigeria Inaugurates National Clean Cooking Committee

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Friday, May 27, 2022 inaugurated the National Clean Cooking Committee under the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change. The committee is saddled with the task of developing a national policy on clean cooking and meeting the federal government’s goal of universal access. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Engr. Musa Hassan represented by Mr. L. T. Adigwe, Director of Human Resources, Federal Ministry of Environment during his inaugural speech mentioned that the committee is inaugurated to tackle some of the complex issues that the clean cooking sector is facing, from the lack of an enabling environment, to strengthening the supply and demand of clean cooking in Nigeria. According to him “over 75% of Nigeria’s population still rely on solid fuel for their household cooking and heating needs and this poses threat to the health and safety of end-users, mainly women often accompanied by their children”.He attributed the lack of policy coherence and clear institutional leadership as a major barrier to realizing the potentials of clean cooking in Nigeria. He called on joint and cooperative efforts to tackle the problem of inefficient cooking nationally and globally as no individual organisation can confront the phenomenon alone. While inaugurating the committee, he assured that his Ministry will continue to collaborate, support and provide the required leadership role in ensuring a viable clean cooking sector in Nigeria. In her welcome address, the Director of the Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Iniobong Abiola-Awe stated that “Nigeria as a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) and the Paris agreement has... read more
2022 International Womens Day (PRESS RELEASE)

2022 International Womens Day (PRESS RELEASE)

COOKING SHOULDN’T KILL: LET US PRESS FOR GENDER EQUALITY TODAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW International Women’s Day, usually celebrated on March 8, is a day when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. The theme for 2022 International Women’s Day is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” – a push for gender equality worldwide for a sustainable future. The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking joins with many to press for progress in gender equality especially when it comes to the unpaid work and task associated with cooking. Nigeria suffers a “silent” energy crisis – poor access to clean cooking energy. Over 20 million households and about 120 million Nigerians depend on wood primarily as a source of fuel for cooking. It is recognized that women disproportionately make up this number. This is despite the abundance of modern cooking energy sources including natural gas.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that cooking in an open fire releases harmful toxic (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide), which causes about 95,000 deaths annually in Nigeria. After malaria and HIV/AIDS, this is Nigeria’s third highest killer of mostly women and children. Cooking in an open fire in your kitchen is also likened to burning 400 cigarettes an hour. Cooking inefficiently using the traditional method (open fire), causes pneumonia in children, low birth weight babies, still birth, lung diseases etc. Moreover, it is expensive, burning up to 90% more wood than is necessary and costing poor families money that could be put to better use on education, health and nutrition. The use of efficient and... read more
Press Statement-NIGERIA TO DEVELOP CLEAN COOKING POLICY

Press Statement-NIGERIA TO DEVELOP CLEAN COOKING POLICY

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to develop a clean cooking policy. This was the key message in the just concluded Nigerian Clean Cooking Forum organized by the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and other partners, and with support from Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) and the Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP). The two-day event, held on 5th and 6th October 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja and brought together key policymakers, private sector actors, research institutions, women groups, academia, civil society stakeholders as well as international development partners to discuss the implementation plans towards achieving the clean cooking targets of the Paris Agreement. Speaking at the event, the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, stated that it is unacceptable that Nigeria should have the greatest number of people dying in Africa as a result of the lack of access to clean cooking. She pledged the Federal Government’s determination to develop a policy framework for clean cooking in the country. According to the minister, “there is already an inter-ministerial committee saddled with the responsibility of developing this policy. Furthermore, a sub-committee of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Climate Change will coordinate national efforts to address the challenges posed by the lack of access to clean cooking”. She declared that the Ministry is committed to integrating the outcomes of the forum in its NDCs implementation efforts and plans. In her goodwill message, the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen OFR, KSG, represented by Mrs. Funke Oladipo, thanked the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean... read more

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