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.

Partner of the Month – Greenland Fati Gold Services Nig. Ltd

Partner of the Month – Greenland Fati Gold Services Nig. Ltd

Greenland Fati Gold Services Nig. Ltd is the Partner of the Month of July. In this interview, the Managing Director, BintaYahaya shares the activities of her company in the clean cookstoves sector in Nigeria. Give us a brief introduction about your organisation. What motivated the conceptualization of Greenland Fati Gold Services Nig. Ltd? Green Land Fati Gold Services Nigeria Ltd was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2009 but started clean cookstoves production in 2018 with tremendous patronage from NGO’s, partner organizations and individual distributors. We produce energy efficient quality clean cookstove and fuel called “Fati Stove and briquette charcoal”. Our vision is to empower women and youths through training on energy efficient cookstoves and fuels so that they will become prospective clean cookstoves and fuel sellers. We provide energy efficient cookstoves and fuels in Nigeria so as to contribute to preserving our natural environment from deforestation, promoting healthy living, combating climate change and improving livelihoods. What does your organization seek to archive in the Nigerian cooking energy market? Our company seeks to provide solutions to the problem of inefficient cooking.  This inefficient cooking with traditional cookstoves causes a lot of ill health and increases the rate of deforestation. We strive to achieve widespread use of our clean cookstoves so as to reduce the problem of inefficient cooking to the barest minimum. That is why we provide both institutional and household multipurpose energy efficient cookstoves and strive to meet the needs of our customers. Job creation and the empowerment of women seem to be increasingly important. How do your clean cooking activities help drive employment generation and...
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...
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...
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...