Canada Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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/.

                                           

Image with caption: "Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, in the company of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (CNW Group/Environment Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120216_C4835_PHOTO_EN_10205.jpg

SOURCE Environment Canada

For further information:

Adam Sweet
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment
819-997-1441

Media Relations
Environment Canada
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