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MECS highlights critical importance of accelerating global transition to eCooking at The Climate and Clean Air Conference 2024, Nairobi

28th February 2024

The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme had a strong presence at The Climate and Clean Air Conference 2024, which took place from 21 to 23 February 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya on the margins of the Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Organised by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), the event brought together CCAC Partner representatives from governments, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, private sector, finance institutions and key stakeholders from the African region.

Professor Ed Brown, Research Director of MECS, speaking at the Closing Plenary (screenshot taken from UN web tv recording, credit: United Nations).

Professor Ed Brown, Research Director of the UK aid funded MECS programme, spoke at the Closing Plenary which explored the connections across all of the areas of activity of the CCAC and stressed the potential of making stronger connections across the sectors (e.g. via projects connecting cooking, agriculture and climate). He also chaired the session entitled ‘Scaling Up eCooking’, which highlighted some of the major current developments in eCooking ranging from Burn’s launch of their ECOA range of appliances, the opportunities for innovative forms of finance in the eCooking sector and the emerging role of tech companies like Powerpay in transforming the cooking sector. Professor Brown comments “It was unfortunate that I was only able to attend the CCAC event for one day but I found it incredibly exciting to see some of the emerging cross-sectoral areas of collaboration. MECS are discussing some exciting new collaborations with the CCAC leadership so watch this space!”.

Access the recording of the Closing Plenary on UN web tv (credit: United Nations):


Featured image, top: Delegates of the Climate and Clean Air Conference 2024 (credit: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)).

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