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Library of Congress Summary
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Clean Cookstoves Support Act of 2012 - Requires the Secretary of State to work to advance the goals and work of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, including through:
(1) applied research and development to improve design, lower costs, promote technology adoption, conduct health research and evaluation, and develop global industry standards and testing protocols for cookstoves;
(2) diplomatic engagement to encourage a commercial market for clean stoves and fuels, reduce trade barriers, promote consumer awareness, improve access to large-scale carbon financing, and foster women-owned businesses;
(3) international development projects to help build commercial businesses to manufacture, market, distribute, sell, and service clean stoves and fuels;
(4) development efforts related to refugee camps, disaster relief, and long-term programs aimed at assisting women and girls; and
(5) financing or insurance to support projects that provide access to clean, affordable energy and energy savings through the manufacture, sale, and purchase of cookstoves.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2013-FY2017 to the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for work with the Global Alliance.
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