Solar cooking helps sauce up Sustainable Development Goals

20 July 2018

Solar cooking can help achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those related to clean water and gender equality, according to an advocate who was at UN Headquarters in New York this week to take part in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).

Solar cooking utilizes heat generated directly from the sun instead of converting sunlight to electricity, permitting users to cook with energy that is safe, clean, sustainable and free, according to Alan Bigelow, Science Director at Solar Cookers International (SCI).

Mr. Bigelow spoke with Flora Nducha on who stood to benefit from the technology, how it works, and why he hopes policymakers will help promote it.

Audio Credit:
Flora Nducha, UN News - Swahili
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