Why philanthropy needs to include a climate lens

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Sometime last year, we were introduced to a young girl named Mayurika, who works with an organisation called Mahila Housing Trust (MHT), a partner of the India Climate Collaborative. Mayurika lives in a low-income housing area in Rajiv Nagar, Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is extremely hot, and poorly ventilated shanties—built with tarpaulin and corrugated metal sheets—are even more vulnerable to heat.

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