Clean Cooking Saves Lives
Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum 2023
Join the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cooking (NACC) and key stakeholders for the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from October 5-6, 2023.
The two-day Forum brings together key policymakers, private sector leaders, research institutions, civil society stakeholders and international partners to support an enabling environment to expand access to clean cooking, strengthen supply and enhance demand; as well as create new jobs and social inclusion through the availability of affordable clean cooking solutions to the poor and most vulnerable.
Confirmed Speakers at the NACC 2023 Forum:
2023 FORUM PROGRAMME OF EVENT
PROGRAM – DAY 1
Arrival and Registration of Participants/Tea & Coffee
The lack of access to clean cooking is Nigeria’s silent energy crisis. Despite significant energy resource endowment, only one in ten households in Nigeria cook with clean cooking energy sources and technologies, such as electricity, LPG or improved biomass stoves. Traditional cooking with firewood is claiming over 114,000 lives annually. After Malaria and HIV/AIDS, it is the third highest killer of women and children. The widespread use of fuelwood for cooking in traditional three-stone stoves contributes to the loss of nearly 400,000 hectares of forests annually. Already emissions from residential cooking represent about 55 million metric tonnes CO2e and about 700,000 metric tonnes of PM2.5 emissions, a major source of Short-lived Climate Pollutants.
If current policies are allowed to continue, by 2030 60% of all households in Nigeria will still be cooking with traditional forms of fuelwood use. Only two percent would have made the transition to cooking with electricity, while a paltry one percent will cook with improved cookstoves. Under a business-as-usual scenario, smoke from Nigeria’s kitchen will be responsible for the premature death of 384, 000 people by 2030. If Nigeria does not change course on clean cooking access, emissions from cooking will amount to about 72 million metric tonnes of CO2e and will produce short-lived climate pollutants of over 900 metric tonnes PM2.5 emissions. Full scale action on clean cooking energy alone can almost account for nearly all of Nigeria’s unconditional emission reduction commitment to the Paris Agreement.
In October 2022,
during the Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum, stakeholders met and came up with the following outcomes:
- – Urgent need to develop an implementation strategy for Draft National Clean Cooking Policy;
– More involvement of sub-national actors in clean cooking;
– Establishment of a holistic data collection system;
– Integration of financial institutions into the clean cooking sector; and
– More involvement of humanitarian stakeholders among others.
During this session, key government officials will be committing to a common cause of advancing private partnership for clean cooking solutions in Nigeria.
Exhibitors Pitch/Tour of Exhibition stands
Pathways to accelerate private sector investment in Nigeria clean cooking industry
(Synopsis of Session 1)
The Nigerian Energy Transition Plan (ETP) estimates that over 175 million Nigerians lack access to Clean Cooking solutions with consequences to gender, health and the environment. The de-carbonization strategy of the Energy Transition Plan (ETP) in the Net-Zero scenario targets an uptake of 50% LPG with 44% reduction in GHG emissions (-22 MtCO2e) as compared to business as usual by 2030. It also proposed a 100% replacement of high and low emission fuels by electric cookstoves, biogas and efficient firewood by 2060 resulting in 69 MtCO2e) emission reduction, in its net zero scenario. It also identified a $1.8 Billion clean cooking investment opportunity partly funded by government and private sector. A further provision of $150 million of guarantees and de-risking instrument such as first loss guarantees, local currency financing infrastructure fund, FX risk guarantee, payment risk guarantees and carbon market facility to incentivize the private sector and attract capital in clean cooking.
Both public and private investors must invest more capital in the clean cooking sector, increase climate finance and build innovative financial mechanisms that enable rapid and inclusive growth. This session will discuss how to mobilize investment, increase public funding and build an effective and innovative financial services market for the clean cooking sector so that we can have the types of financing needed to achieve clean cooking energy for all in Nigeria.
Promoting innovative financial mechanisms for clean cooking solutions in Nigeria
(Synopsis of Session 2)
Innovative finance is required to unlock streams of financing that will help meet the country’s clean cooking targets. At the current rate of funding, clean cooking energy for all will not be possible by the required year of 2030, but rather sometime around the year 3000. Access to innovative finance sources such as carbon finance has the potential to significantly bridge this funding gap. In several countries, access to carbon finance has helped in lowering the retail cost of clean cookstoves. Under the defunct CDM, projects obtained CERs – or carbon credits for over ten or twenty-one-year periods. A regular Jiko with Tier 2 standard could deliver about three CERs, often sufficient to pay for the total cost of distribution and retailing of these stoves. By paying the total or partial cost of these stoves, poorer households are able to transit to cleaner cooking. While the financing framework for the Paris Agreement is yet to be finalized, project developers are using Gold Standard and bilateral carbon financing deals. Carbon traders such as Toyola Energy Group, Envirofit Nigeria, Impact Carbon, UpEnergy Group, among others are developing carbon assets from the Nigeria clean cooking industry.
In this session, a keynote speaker will discuss how critical innovative financial mechanisms such as concessional and blended finance by development finance institutions will help catalyze private sector participation as well as results-based financing (RBF), including climate and carbon finance. Innovative finance experts as well as key carbon finance organisations with presence in Nigeria will also present their current activities and future plans. The session will also discuss the challenges of carbon financing in Nigeria and the way forward in using it as a critical tool to addressing the funding needs of enterprises and the affordability gap for consumers.
Strengthening the Clean Cooking Value Chain
(Synopsis of Session 3)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), electric cooking, improved biomass cookstoves (ICS), biofuel and other renewable-fuel value chains are emerging nationwide. The LPG, value chain is quickly becoming firmly rooted in the Nigerian market. The LPG value chain has the greatest potential for growth in the short term, in particular in urban and peri-urban households. The majority of cylinders currently in circulation in Nigeria are owned by customers and most LPG distributors do not have the means to invest in purchasing cylinders. While LPG is generally perceived to have the greatest potential for growth in urban and peri-urban areas, ICSs are seen to have particular potential in rural areas, where fuelwood has greater affordability and accessibility. The ICS value chain is still reliant on carbon finance, public funds or donor grant, and has not scaled up despite a growing range of manufacturers, importers and distributors with proven products and business models. While the rate of market growth is still far from able to support a scale-up phase, it is estimated that several tens of thousands of Nigerian households are shifting to cleaner fuels and cookstoves yearly. The biofuel/ethanol/methanol is also growing at a very slow rate. This also applies to the briquettes value chain.
This panel brings together important actors in the clean cooking value chain to discuss interventions needed to strengthen the value chain; how to broaden the distribution channels; role of the productive/institutional sector as well as the subnational actors towards a strong value chain. It will also discuss progress in the sectors as well as challenges and way forward.
End of Day 1