Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Stove Performance Guidelines Meeting January 25, 2007
Partnership for clean Indoor Air, U.S. EPA, Region 10, Seattle, WA
Purpose: to develop recommendations for emissions and fuel use guidelines for clean and efficient cooking and heating stoves.
• Learn what has been done by governments and other organizations to develop and implement benchmarks, standards, or targets for emissions and fuel efficiency for stove programs;
• Gather information and recommendations from indoor air pollution experts familiar with scientific research on the health effects of particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO);
• Gather information and recommendations from stove testing experts with measurements from widely available technologies; and
• Determine realistic (e.g., technologically achievable) interim targets for PM, CO and fuel efficiency to protect human health and the environment.
8:45 Welcome and Introductions
Getting Started - Benefits of Understanding Stove Performance
What type of stove evaluations are being done? What key indicators are being measured? Building on the Bonn meeting outputs, what might be additional benefits of the Partnership adopting consensus stove performance targets for emissions and fuel use?
Presentation - Health and WHO Air Quality Guidelines
- An overview of indoor air pollution and health consequences of burning solid fuels indoors for cooking and heating.
- An overview of the recently announced World Health Organization Air Quality Guidelines. - What are they? How were they developed? What relationship do they have to our work?
Discussion of Health Issues
- What lessons can we learn from the WHO air quality guidelines process?
- How might utilizing interim targets such as those in the WHO guidelines further our efforts to achieve emission and fuel use goals?
Presentation – Results of Laboratory Stove Testing
- An overview of what the results of laboratory stove testing tells us about current stove technology.
- What can the results of laboratory stove testing inform us on current stove technology?
- How might the testing results inform setting emission and fuel efficiency targets?
- What are the gaps or caveats that need to be mentioned about testing various technologies? How might we address those gaps?
Presentation – Options for Setting Interim Targets
- What additional options exist?
Discussion - Based on the health effects, laboratory stove tests, and setting interim targets presentations and discussions, develop draft emissions and fuel use targets to protect human health and the environment.
- What is the benefit of basing the stove performance targets on the WHO guidelines?
- What are the options for setting stove targets for emissions and fuel use? How would achieving those targets further our goals?
- What are the health and environmental benefits of attaining each target (generally achievable/aspirational/WHO Guidelines) and how might we determine those benefits?