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Remain Flexible

Mike has always valued flexibility in business and government to respond to new challenges and opportunities as they arise. Bloomberg Philanthropies follows the same approach.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, World Central Kitchen and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to feed hospital staff at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Doctors and nurses line up at food trucks to take bags of meals to their coworkers inside the hospital.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, World Central Kitchen and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to feed hospital staff at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Doctors and nurses line up at food trucks to take bags of meals to their coworkers inside the hospital.

Approach in Action

In 2018, after the Trump Administration reneged on the U.S. funding commitment to the United Nations’ governing body on climate change, Mike stepped in to make a difference. His pledge builds on Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts to rally states, cities, businesses, and universities through the America’s Pledge coalition, reaffirming Americans’ commitment to the goals set under the Paris Agreement.

To help ensure continued U.S. progress on climate change, Bloomberg Philanthropies created the American Cities Climate Challenge on June 1, 2018, exactly one year after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement. The initiative works with major U.S. cities to develop more ambitious climate action plans and cut their carbon emissions from buildings and transportation.

With support by the initiative, cities from Philadelphia (which is building new solar capacity) to San Diego (which has revised parking regulations to encourage public transit use) are leading the U.S. forward in the fight against climate change, even without help from the federal government.

The American people are not waiting on Washington to take action because the benefits are clear. 

Joint op-ed by Mike Bloomberg and former governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Times, 9/12/18

Mike Bloomberg joins Mayor Rick Kriseman to announce St. Petersburg, FL as a winner in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC).
Mike Bloomberg joins Mayor Rick Kriseman to announce St. Petersburg, FL as a winner in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC).

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