Hillary Clinton announced a $50 million global “climate resilience” fund that will be directed to women so they can fight “global warming.”
Clinton was in India on February 7, to announce the 50-million-dollar global climate resilience fund for women, where she visited salt pan workers in the Little Rann of Kutch near Kuda village in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district and learned from them the process of salt production and hardships faced by them.
“Today, I’m proud to announce that the Clinton Global Initiative, started by my husband, will work closely with SEWA and with our partners the America-India Foundation, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, the Desai Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, and the Algorand Foundation to launch a $50 million Global Climate Resilience Fund for Women,” the former secretary of state said.
The fund will “empower communities” so they can access resources that will make you “more resilient to the effects of climate change, like extreme heat,” said Clinton.
The Rockefeller Foundation Helps Indian Women From Getting Too Hot
During the event, she said heat caused by climate change poses an additional challenge to women workers in informal sectors, and the Global Climate Resilience Fund will help tackle this challenge.
The Rockefeller Foundation, along with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a 50-year-old Indian trade union with 2.5 million women members, and Blue Marble, also announced the Extreme Heat Income Insurance, a new, parametric insurance to help women in India recover wages lost due to climate-driven extreme heat events.
“Women are profoundly and disproportionately impacted by climate change, particularly extreme heat, which claims more lives than any other climate hazard and is wreaking havoc on the lives of poor women,” said Kathy Baughman McLeod, director of Arsht-Rock.
“You will not have to pay insurance premiums. During extreme heat conditions when you cannot work, this insurance will provide you regular income,” she said.
Not Everyone Is Buying In
Natural News reports, “The cryptocurrency organization called the Algorand Foundation will join forces with the Self Employed Women’s Association and the Clinton Global Initiative, according to a press release. Not much is known about the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center — it simply states on its website that it is “making communities around the globe more resilient.”
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