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The Fight Against Climate Change: The Rockefeller Foundation’s Biggest Bet

“Three months are very difficult for us. With intense heat, we feel dizzy and dehydrated. At times, we lose consciousness.”

This is the story of Vijuben – a salt pan farmer in Gujarat along India’s western coast. Rising temperatures in the deserts of Little Rann of Kutch make Vijuben feel dizzy and dehydrated, forcing her to take time off and thereby disrupting her livelihood. Her reality renders the human toll of the climate crisis visible – increased health risks, diminished access to nutrition, and loss of livelihoods. Building climate resilience amongst communities like Vijuben’s is critical.