Navigating the complexities of carbon finance in clean cooking

The simple daily task of cooking is responsible for 4 million death every year due to illnesses associated with smoke. It also produces 1 Gt or 2 % of global annual carbon emissions.

 Clean cooking solutions have a pivotal role in combating global health and environmental challenges. Despite its critical importance, the journey to universal clean cooking access by 2030, a key indicator under Sustainable Development Goal 7, faces several challenges that continue to impede its progress. 

The clean cooking sector is at a crossroads, facing scrutiny and debates over the effectiveness of carbon finance mechanisms. Join us for an enlightening webinar that delves deep into the complexities of carbon credits in the clean cooking industry and explores solutions to the challenges the sector is facing, guided by recent developments and research findings.



Dive into the heart of the clean cooking sector with our panel of global experts who will dissect the intricacies of carbon finance in this domain, the role is plays as well as recent development. 

Explore the controversies surrounding cookstove carbon credits, understand the challenges of ensuring high-quality credits, and hear about the evolving standards aimed at enhancing transparency and credibility in the sector. 

Participate in a solution-oriented dialogue that seeks to address the criticisms head-on, proposing methodological reforms and exploring how carbon finance can be a catalyst for advancing clean cooking solutions that truly benefit the environment and public health. 



This webinar is a must for professionals in the carbon markets and clean cooking sectors, as well as stakeholders interested in sustainable development and climate action. By attending, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the current state of carbon finance in clean cooking, the implications of recent critiques, and the pathways toward more robust and impactful interventions. 



  • Introduction
  • The clean cooking sector and the role of carbon credits 
  • Discuss findings from “Pervasive over-crediting from cookstove offset methodologies” 
  • Looking forward: how can we improve the verification process and regain credibility and trust? What is the role of digitization?
  • Closing & Q&A



  • Marion Verles - CEO of SustainCERT (moderator) 
  • Nick Marshall - Director of the Project Developer Forum and Co-Founder & Director, TASC
  • Gajanana Hedge – Team Lead Regulatory Development (Energy), UNFCCC Secretariat 
  • Molly Brown - Head of Carbon Strategy at Burn Manufacturing 
  • Elisa Derby - Senior Director, Climate Impacts and Standards, Clean Cooking Alliance
  • Annelise Marie Wiehl - NSF Graduate Student Researcher and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California Author of “Pervasive over-crediting from cookstove offset methodologies” 
  • Thomas Schroder, Head of Environmental Products, EDF Trading