Cooking with polluting fuels is a silent killer - here’s what can be done

Nearly four million people a year die from illnesses linked to cooking with polluting fuels, and women are most affected. Access to clean fuels is crucial for both people and the planet. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Kate Whiting

Senior Writer, Formative Content


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Africa is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:


Access to clean cooking is lowest in sub-Saharan Africa. Image: IEA

Africa’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions is small. Image: Our World in Data

What's the World Economic Forum doing about the transition to clean energy?

Have you read?

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

AfricaClimate ChangeSDG 13: Climate Action


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

The 4 factors driving food price increases in Africa
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum