WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Canada's Environment
Minister Peter Kent, following a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, announced that Canada has joined the Global Alliance
for Clean Cookstoves, as part of Canada's commitment to reducing global
emissions from short-lived climate pollutants.
"Canada is pleased to be the newest member of the Global Alliance for
Clean Cookstoves," said Minister Kent. "By paving the way for the use
of clean cookstoves in developing countries, we will help cut down
harmful soot emissions."
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership
that is working to break down barriers to using clean cookstoves in
developing countries. The goal of the Alliance is to support
international efforts to spur the adoption of clean cookstoves and
fuels in 100 million households by 2020.
For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement,
please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
SOURCE Environment Canada
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