Global Cooksafe Coalition

GCC Health and Climate Members in the UK and Europe

Leading organisations across the UK and Europe are bringing their expertise in health and climate to the Global Cooksafe Coalition. Together, we will work to ensure we can all breathe clean air in our kitchens thanks to electric cooking.

Nicole Kearney - CLASP

Nicole Kearney, Director, CLASP Europe

“Electric cooking isn’t just a kitchen upgrade, it’s a game-changer for people and the planet. CLASP’s research shows electric hobs are cleaner, healthier, and more efficient than their gas counterparts. In the long run, electric cooking is also more cost-effective in the UK. Governments should take action now to accelerate the transition to safer, affordable electric technologies. CLASP stands with the Global Cooksafe Coalition, striving for access to clean cooking for everyone.”

Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council

“World Green Building Council is proud to support the Global Cooksafe Coalition, whose work aligns with our global network’s aspiration for an electrified, efficient, and renewably powered energy transition.”

“We are seeing positive winds of change, earlier this year the European Parliament voted to approve an update to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, introducing a number of measures designed to drive emissions reductions across the full life-cycle of Europe’s buildings.”

“But to scale impact we need finance to flow to where it is needed most. I ask the finance community to look at the data that is available now to make sensible investment decisions, because if you’re not investing today in building assets that are on a pathway to decarbonisation and phasing out fossil fuels, then you could face stranded assets in the future.”

Dr Julie Riggs - British Safety Council

Dr Julie Riggs, Director of Education and Membership, British Safety Council

“Each year, nearly four million people globally – mostly women – die from illnesses linked to cooking with polluting fuels. That’s why British Safety Council supports the Global Cooksafe Coalition’s campaign to transition kitchens in the UK and around the world from using fossil fuels and towards using electric cooking appliances, powered by an increasingly decarbonised energy grid. It’s a win-win for our health, our finances, and the environment, both in countries like the UK and around the world.”

Simon Francis, Coordinator, End Fuel Poverty Coalition

“Clearly the health and environmental benefits of moving to electric cooking are overwhelming, but this must also work from a cost perspective. This means the UK Government must take action to bring down the cost of electricity. It can do this by driving down the electricity standing charges which customers pay every day and reforming the energy market arrangements to make sure they work for hard-pressed households.”

Professor Frank Kelly, Imperial College

Professor Frank Kelly, Humphrey Battcock Chair in Community Health and Policy, Imperial College London

“Over half the homes in the UK have no alternative but to cook with gas which is polluting and emits toxic gases such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide, which can contribute to the ill health of those in the house. Cooking with electricity is by far the better option.” 

GCC members in UK and Europe

British Safety Council campaigns to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions, and played a decisive role in the political process that has led to the adoption of landmark safety legislation in the UK. Its members in more than 60 countries are committed to protecting and improving the wellbeing of workers.

Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan is an environmental charity that mobilises people and organisations to take action on the systems that harm us and our planet. It is working towards a green and thriving planet where everyone can enjoy happy and healthy lives within the Earth’s limits. It focuses on issues where the connection between the health of people and our planet is most tangible. Its current focus issues are air pollution, Big Tech and the education system.

The Italian Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Italy) is an environmental organization made up of medical doctors and other professionals involved in the field of environmental health. ISDE Italy is an affiliate of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) and its main purpose is to help defend the environment both locally and globally in order to prevent illnesses, to ensure the necessary conditions for health, and to improve quality of life.

Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) is a seven-year program funded by UK Aid. The program works to integrate modern energy cooking services into planning for electricity access, quality, reliability and sustainability to address the clean cooking challenge.


The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) is a member-led organization made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals and disease groups, working to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) delivers innovative and rigorous products, services, standards, and qualifications used globally to make buildings better for people and the environment. For a century, they have provided government and industry with cutting-edge research and testing to make buildings safer and more sustainable. BRE’s ambition is to be the world’s leading innovation, science, and data hub for the built environment.

Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) is an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies, and laws. It ensures the environmental voice is heard when they are developed and it drives change by providing expertise to policymakers and industry players, leading to the implementation of strong environmental principles.

The UK Green Building Council is the membership-led industry network radically transforming the sustainability of the built environment. Powered by 700+ members, from house-builders to investors and architects to developers, UKGBC is at the forefront of positively influencing policy, identifying the pathways to propel the sector forward sustainably and driving the solutions to transform our buildings, communities, cities and infrastructure so that people and nature thrive.

End Fuel Poverty Coalition

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition is a broad coalition of more than 70 anti-poverty, health, housing and environmental campaigners, charities, local authorities, trade unions and consumer organisations. It is also supported by academics, social enterprises and those working on the front line of fighting fuel poverty. Coalition members are united in the belief that everybody has the right to a warm, dry home that they can afford to heat and power.

CLASP improves the energy and environmental performance of the appliances and equipment we use every day to expand access to clean energy and mitigate climate change.

The World Green Building Council catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—it is a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils around the world.