The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced three billion people who burn traditional biomass fuels indoors for cooking and heating. This voluntary Partnership brings together governments, public and private organizations, multilateral institutions, industry, and others to increase the use of affordable, reliable, clean, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices.
The mission of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air is to improve health, livelihood and quality of life by reducing exposure to air pollution, primarily among women and children, from household energy use.
[Text for this topic was adapted from from the PCIA website on Feb 2, 2007]
- February 28 -29, 2012: (Amsterdam) The first ISO International Workshop on Clean and Efficient Cook Stoves. The purpose of this conference will be to establish international rating standards for emissions from improved cookstoves. These rating standards will be used in the future to obtain Gold Standard accreditation, CDM certification and carbon credits for improved cook stove projects. There is no charge to attend. The workshop will be conducted in English with no translation available. More Information...
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012: Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) will present; Correlation of Laboratory Tests with Controlled Cooking Tests in Rwanda, Laos, and Bangladesh. The testing focusses on fuel efficient stoves. It will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m EDT, which is 15:00 - 16:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Registration information...
News and recent developments
- February 2012: Partnership for Clean Indoor Air has posted webinar information on using Gold Standard Methodology with carbon credits. Read more...
- September 2010: Apply for a Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PICA) award to gain global recognition for your program's program's innovative approaches and outstanding results. Entry deadline is November 22, 2010, and awards are to be presented during the 5th Biennial PCIA Forum in Lima, Peru. Apply for an award
Articles in the media
- January 2012: Partnership for Clean Indoor Air(PCIA) Bulletin #29 The issue focuses on the fuel side of the improved stoves equation, with an in depth discussion of charcoal and briquettes.
- September 2010: EPA supports new initiative to address cookstoves.- EPA
- January 2010: Issue #22 of the PCIA Bulletin from the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air is dedicated to the role that solar cooking can play in reducing indoor air pollution.
- Indoor air pollution
Audio and video
- June 2010: Kitchen Performance Testing Webinar - Case Studies: China and Ghana - Partnership for Clean Indoor Air
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency