• Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Hillary Clinton announces $50m Global Climate Resilience Fund in Gujarat; to help women fight climate change

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (in yellow) at a programme of the Self-Empowered Women’s Association founded by social worker and Gandhian Ela Bhatt, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday (6) announced a Global Climate Resilience Fund of $50 million (£41.4 million) for women to fight climate change.

The fund will empower women and communities to fight climate change and help provide new livelihood resources and education, she said addressing salt pan workers near Kuda village in Surendranagar district of the western Indian state of Gujarat.

“Today, Clinton Global Initiative with the American Indian foundation, SEWA (Self Empoyed Women’s Association founded by late activist Ela Bhatt) and other organisations, I announce 50 million dollar Global Climate Resilience Fund for women,” Clinton said.

“I have had the privilege of working with EIaben and SEWA for nearly 30 years. But we are thinking about next 50 years,” she said.

On Sunday (5), Clinton attended a programme in Ahmedabad to mark 50 years of SEWA as a trade union and paid homage to its founder and renowned social activist Ela Bhatt.

During the event, she had 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.


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