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Increasing the sustainability of household cooking in developing countries: Policy implications

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  • Maes, Wouter H.
  • Verbist, Bruno

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Although 40% of the global population relies on traditional biomass use, mainly firewood and charcoal, for cooking, traditional biomass has received very little attention in the current biomass debate, because of its considered primitive and unsustainable nature. In this review, we discuss how the sustainability of household cooking in developing countries can be improved.

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  • Maes, Wouter H. & Verbist, Bruno, 2012. "Increasing the sustainability of household cooking in developing countries: Policy implications," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(6), pages 4204-4221.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:6:p:4204-4221
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.031
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