Approximate 3 billion people continue to rely on polluting fires for their cooking needs, which significantly contributes to carbon emissions, deforestation, and climate change. Cooking over open fires or using inefficient stoves is responsible for releasing a quarter of global black carbon emissions, ranking it as the second-largest factor driving climate change, following only carbon dioxide.
Household air pollution stands as the foremost environmental cause of premature death and disability, even surpassing unsafe water. SSM clean cookstoves offer remarkable benefits, featuring exceptionally low emissions, high thermal efficiency, and a long lifespan. These advantages are particularly beneficial for end users, especially women and children.