Agenda 21, the environmental action plan adopted at the UN environment Conference held in Rio, sets out measures for achieving sustainable development. Chapter four deals with the provision of renewable energy in poverty alleviation, providing for human security and protecting the earth’s atmosphere.
Capturing the energy of the sun for cooking can have a profound impact on this most universal daily activity, particularly for women. Solar cooking is a practical, convenient way for people of all ages to use a safe, non-polluting energy source. There are also health benefits. The gentle temperatures of a solar box are ideal to cook food without burning and destruction of important nutrients. The outcomes are healthy and enjoyable. Solar cookers can also be used to purify water and sterilize instrument in situations of emergencies.