In Paris, Faure Gnassingbé Promotes Four Solutions To Foster Clean Cooking in Africa


(Togo First) – Earlier this week, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé urged African countries to unite to promote better cooking practices and energy improvements. Gnassingbé stressed the importance of public and private sector involvement, highlighting Africa’s potential for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions through clean cooking. This was during the Clean Cooking Summit in Africa at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

“I believe that progress will primarily come from government involvement in the future. Of course, the private sector will play a significant role in the success of clean cooking in Africa. The fact that Africa could represent about two-thirds of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the transition to clean cooking opens up prospects for carbon credit-based solutions,” he stated.

President Gnassingbé proposed four solutions to enhance meal preparation and cooking energy access in Africa. He advocated for gas and electric cooking, improved stoves, and carbon credit-related projects to reduce reliance on firewood and charcoal. He also called for actions like subsidizing clean cooking kits, ensuring price stability for liquefied gas, supporting vulnerable households, managing energy transition, and regulating carbon credit initiatives.

The Clean Cooking Summit, organized by the African Development Bank and the International Energy Agency, aims to promote environmentally friendly cooking methods in Africa. President Gnassingbé met with President Macron and other African leaders during his visit. The leaders discussed summit recommendations.


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