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Fuel Use, Air Pollution and Health Outcomes of MCC Mongolia Heating Stove Project



November 24, 2015
10:00 - 11:30 a.m Eastern Standard Time (EST)

                                                                  

In 2012 Winrock International and the U.S. EPA hosted a webinar to showcase the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Energy and Environment Project (EEP) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  The project was designed to improve air quality in the capital city by testing, marketing, and providing consumer subsidies to facilitate adoption of cleaner heating stoves and insulation, among other activities.  

Between 2011 and 2013, Ulaanbaatar residents purchased 103,255 energy-efficient stoves. In 2013-2014, MCC funded an independent impact evaluation performed by Social Impact which found that the EEP subsidy program stoves emitted 65% less PM2.5 and 16% less CO. While the evaluation found no significant changes in total fuel usage attributable to the subsidy program, likely for user behavior-related reasons, the program is estimated to have led to a 30% reduction in ambient PM2.5 in Ulaanbaatar attributable to residential stoves and a 10% reduction in air pollution related disease outcomes.


Please join us for a follow-up webinar on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to hear final outcomes of the project and to learn more about results of the impact evaluation, and the role of consumer behavior in these outcomes!  Presenters from MCC and the Social Impact evaluation team will describe the project’s implementation and provide details on the resulting impacts on air quality, fuel consumption, and health.  The impact evaluation final report is publically available here

         

Webinar participation is free. For the web portion, a high-speed internet connection is required. Please note that the webinar technology allows attendees to listen to audio through their computer or by phone.  Additional log-in information will be provided upon registration. 


For more information on this webinar, please contact: mode...@cookstovesandindoorair.org 

         

Register today for the November 24 webinar 


Date: November 24, 2015 


Time: 14:00 – 15:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
                              
                               
                                         
Photo Credit: Dr. Rufus Edwards

About the speakers:
                                                

Dr. Rufus Edwards 

Dr. Rufus Edwards is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health at the UCookstoves Webinar "Results and Findings from MCC Mongolia Heating Stoves Project" on November 24, Register Today! niversity of California at Irvine. His research focuses on measurement of household air pollution and emissions from household combustion sources and rural small scale industries; and exposures in wild land firefighter populations. Dr. Edwards is a member of the WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines Development Group (GDG) and is lead convening author for the chapter on emissions from household solid fuel use. Dr. Edwards is a member of the climate/environment advisory committee for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and was also Co-Chair of the Climate Working Group. He was awarded the 2009 Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the International Society of Exposure Science.  Dr Edwards holds a PhD in exposure measurement and assessment from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University.

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Ms. Courtenay Engelke 

Courtenay Engelke is a Senior Director in the Finance, Investment, & Trade (FIT) Division at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, DC. Ms. Engelke is currently Private Sector Specialist for the development of MCC's second programs in Mongolia and the Philippines. As part of MCC's first program in Mongolia, Ms. Engelke was the Energy & Environment Project Lead responsible for project design and oversight of the air pollution reduction program that focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.  Ms. Engelke holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Finance, an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University, with majors in International Economics and Energy, Environment, Science, and Technology Policy (EEST), and a BS from Lehigh University, with a degree in Business and Economics.

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Ms. Leslie Greene Hodel 

Leslie Greene Hodel is a Deputy Director of Impact Evaluation at Social Impact. She has worked extensively on evaluation design and analysis, applied public health research in the WASH sector, field data collection management, and M&E capacity building for development practitioners. In addition to the MCC Mongolia EEP stove evaluation, she manages an impact evaluation of the USAID/Malawi CDCS development hypothesis and provides technical and managerial assistance to several evaluations in the education, health, and democracy and governance sectors. She holds a Master’s degree in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

                                                                                     

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and Winrock International have been engaged in the household energy field for many years, including through coordination of the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) and its 590 Partners working in 117 countries from 2002-2012. Since the integration of PCIA and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in 2012, Winrock and the U.S. EPA have continued working to increase the exchange of technical information among public and private organizations working in the global household energy and health sectors through local capacity building, targeted technical assistance and field studies and global knowledge sharing. The goal of these activities is to promote effective approaches that lead to increased use of clean, reliable, affordable, efficient, and safe home cooking and heating practices.

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