Systems Strategy Framework
Together with partners, the Clean Cooking Alliance has developed an emerging Systems Strategy for transforming the clean cooking ecosystem.
The components of the Systems Strategy include three Principles, four Pathways, three Enablers, and nineteen specific Initiatives. Together these components represent a bold vision for achieving universal access. Working with partners across the ecosystem, the Clean Cooking Alliance is embarking on a new phase of action to co-create and launch a number of these Initiatives and invites all interested collaborators to join in bringing this Systems Strategy to life.
Components of the Systems Strategy
Three guiding principles inform all of the complex choices and strategic trade-offs called for in the Systems Strategy
Four interconnected pathways define the key areas where transformation is required to achieve universal access to clean cooking
Pathways to achieving SDG7 by 2030
Transforming the energy ecosystem to better serve the cooking needs of households and institutions requires making significant and sustained progress across four critical and interconnected pathways. Success will require bold leadership by champions within government to drive implementation of comprehensive national cooking transitions that are centered on user needs and aspirations, as well as policies and investments that promote both market-based and non-market-based solutions.
Three enablers speak to the mindsets and collective resources needed to accelerate progress towards universal access
Across the four pathways to achieving SDG 7, a set of three critical enablers underlie the new mindsets and solutions that can accelerate progress. The solutions proposed in the Systems Strategy are grounded in one or more of these enablers.
Nineteen specific Initiatives that the ecosystem needs to invest in today to drive meaningful action across the four pathways. These Initiatives harness existing efforts underway and also create new solutions to drive sustained results over the coming decade, together unlocking a new trajectory for clean cooking to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
These Initiatives are starting points for action. The next phase of the Systems Strategy requires collaboration and active participation from partners within and outside the clean cooking ecosystem to test and co-create these Initiatives and bring the Systems Strategy to life. Through this next phase of Initiative design and implementation we expect that some of these Initiatives may evolve as additional partners contribute to this process, and as new opportunities emerge.
The 19 Initiatives
Design and launch a User Insights Lab to generate and integrate insights on the user experience into business model and technology innovation, and policy making
Establish an Evidence to Action Hub to generate and consolidate the evidence base on clean cooking and to craft compelling impact narratives
Develop tools and guides to support decision-making and action on national policies, particularly around stable taxes and tariffs and equitable subsidy design
Launch technology-specific platforms to advance solutions for clean fuels, with a particular focus on an Ethanol Agenda and an Advanced Biomass Agenda
Coordinate efforts to develop, purchase, and integrate digital technologies, including smart meters and sensors, to enable greater use of carbon finance and other results-based financing mechanisms (RBF)
Strengthen regional testing centers and capacity to drive higher quality and performance standards for improved cookstoves and fuels
Host open innovation challenges, such as a Global Cooking Innovation Challenge, to stimulate creative ideas for innovative programs or technologies that could advance clean cooking in humanitarian contexts
Harness momentum around international events and agendas, including High Level Dialogue on Energy, Energy Ministerials, COP, G7, and G20
Launch a Delivery Units Network to build and support coordinated delivery units in countries with ambitious clean cooking plans and to support the development and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to address climate change
Elevate clean cooking within agendas of multilateral development banks and other development finance institutions through a Clean Cooking Finance Campaign
Elevate clean cooking as a core mitigation and adaptation solution enabling an equitable and just climate transition through a Clean Cooking for Climate Campaign
Support efforts to deepen engagement from local and international industry groups, especially to contribute to national strategies
Support and activate local advocacy champions and allies, particularly those in local climate, gender, and health communities
Support global and local advocacy campaigns to reshape the issue of clean cooking access as a human rights issue
Establish an RBF Accelerator to streamline and expand the use of RBF and related mechanisms for clean cooking
Secure concessionary capital to scale up blended finance facilities and funds to support early-stage clean cooking enterprises
Create a new funding paradigm with funders and enterprises to create larger incentives for risk-taking and breakthrough innovation
Build a coalition of private companies to fund and finance clean cooking transitions in support of corporate sustainability and/or carbon reduction goals
Expand efforts to engage with and strengthen the supply chains of artisans and micro/small enterprises with funding and training