Rihanna calls for global financial reforms to help communities hit by climate crisis


New Delhi: As the climate crisis continues to create havoc all over the globe, Barbadian singer Rihanna called upon world leaders for “global financial reforms” to help communities on the frontlines of climate change.

In a tweet, Tuesday (June 20) that called out U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and World Band President Ajay Banga, the “Work” singer explained that the time to act is right now.

She also asked them to “make bold commitments to finance and debt reforms.”

As her popular tweet pointed out, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has done plenty to address climate change herself through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

For over a decade, it has funded climate resilience and climate justice initiatives in the Caribbean and US.

Her foundation donated over €13 million to climate justice last year and has long supported Caribbean communities after disasters.

“Will you join Mia Mottley [Barbados’ Prime Minister] and step up for communities hit hardest by climate emergencies?” the national hero questioned the two finance leaders.

The singer announced that the donation to 18 climate justice organisations would contribute to seven Caribbean nations and the US.

These include the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Movement for Black Lives.

“Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of colour and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” said Rihanna.


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