WASHINGTON -- On May 27, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce grant awards to six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes.
The World Health Organization estimates that exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves and open fires leads to 4.3 million deaths each year. This research will help to improve air quality, protect public health and slow climate change.
WHO: Remarks by
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
WHAT: Reception hosted by the United Nations Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to announce new EPA grants for clean cookstove research.
WHEN: Tuesday May 27, 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 5:30 pm.
WHERE: 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006
HOW: Members of the media interested in participating must RSVP to Cathy Milbourn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-564-7849 / 202-564-4355.