ENERGIA developed a report for the World LP Gas Association, investigating the need for access to clean cooking energy for women and girls.
The World Energy Outlook estimates that almost 1.3 billion people living mostly in developing Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa and in rural areas are without access to electricity. Reports estimate that another 2.6 billion people rely on traditional use of biomass for cooking and heating purposes which causes them to inhale carcinogenic smoke resulting in over 4 million premature deaths worldwide, affecting mostly women and girls. This new publication explores the gendered aspects in the access to energy, including the health improvements for the family and women by increasing access to LPG as cooking fuel.
Click to download the PDF file of the report: 2014—cooking-with-lp-gas-women-report.