Sustainable diets

Video podcast: How clean cooking can save millions of lives

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1.8 billion people have access to electricity but still cook with biomass. Four million people die each year from Household Air Pollution.  “Clean cooking” means cooking using non-polluting fuels.  The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme aims to rapidly accelerate the transition from biomass to clean cooking on a global scale.

To understand the problem, and what they are doing to facilitate change, we are joined by four experts from the programme, Prof Ed Brown, Nick Rousseau and Anh Tran from Loughborough University and Simon Batchelor Director of Gamos Ltd.

Join them to hear about the challenges they see and find how you can partner with them to drive innovation in clean cooking.

If you want to find out more about the MECS programme and explore how you could get involved, email