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What we do

The Council engage with developing countries, especially the high impact countries, on the topic of ethanol for clean cooking to increase their awareness, capacities, strengthen their ambition, technology transfer and lead them towards achieving SDG 7 (Sustainable Development Goals) and NDC (National Determined Contribution) commitments. The CECC provides members a platform for exchange information, technology transfer, technical assistance, capacity building, experiences sharing and networking.

Our goal

The Council's primary aim is to establish a comprehensive platform for the exchange of information regarding best practices, experiences, technical assistance, and cutting-edge technologies. This platform is designed to play a pivotal role in nurturing the growth of a sustainable ethanol industry and its interconnected value chains in developing countries. CECC stands as a steadfast supporter of member countries in their resolute endeavors to develop fuel grade ethanol industry and value chains from locally produced industrial crops and to create, establish and strengthen a market for ethanol as clean cooking fuel.


Membership is open to developing countries, least developed countries, and SIDS (Small Island Developing States) that harbor the ambition to establish an industry for fuel-grade ethanol production and ethanol-based cooking value chains. This initiative extends its invitation to development partners, donors, industry associations, the private sector, research and development organizations, and think tanks. Member countries will have the opportunity to connect with these organizations for support, financing opportunities, and guidance.

Membership may be requested through a letter that should include the name, official designation, and contact details of both the Delegate and an Alternate. There are no fees or any other financial commitments required for Council membership.


The Council emerged from an Expert Group Meeting titled "Clean Cooking: Potential for Bioethanol Industries in High Impact Countries" convened in June 2021 in Vienna and organized by UNIDO, Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UN-ESCAP), the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).

The expert group embraced a call for action to establish a multi-stakeholder platform aimed at advancing ethanol as a clean cooking fuel. Subsequently, a working group formulated the governance framework for the Council. On November 11, 2022, the Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) was officially launched at COP27 in Egypt by the Ministers of Environment and Natural Resources from Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, as well as government representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Madagascar and the Ministry of Energy in Kenya.

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