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Protecting our Ocean: A race to 30% by 2030

June 8, 2024

Our ocean is the lifeblood of our planet, filled with extraordinary biodiversity while also playing a pivotal role in helping us fight the climate crisis as the planet’s largest heat and carbon sink. In 2022, the world made a bold commitment to protect and conserve at least 30% of land and water globally by 2030.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: The Invisible Shield That Protects Us

May 15, 2024

From vaccines to seat belts, public health measures have significantly impacted our lifespans and quality of life for decades. And yet, the work itself is often underfunded, undervalued, and misunderstood.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling Air Pollution Across Poland

May 2, 2024

Poland has some of the most toxic air in all of Europe, with 23 of the 50 most polluted cities in the European Union located in the country. Much of this air pollution comes from common household boilers that burn wood and coal. Emissions from cars and factories exacerbate poor air quality and lead to 40,000 deaths from pollution-related illnesses every year.

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Government Innovation

When Montevideo ran out of water, data provided a lifeline

March 29, 2024

The city’s focus on building cross-cutting data capacity made a critical difference when the crisis hit.

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Bloomberg Associates

Grant Strategies for Capacity-Constrained Communities

March 14, 2024

By the end of 2023, the U.S. federal government allocated nearly $1.5 trillion to state, local, and tribal governments in financial assistance programs, primarily through grants. These pieces of legislation created a multitude of competitive grant opportunities for communities of all sizes across the country.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

2024 Q&A with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris

February 20, 2024

Our CEO Patti Harris recently asked her LinkedIn followers to send in questions about how Bloomberg Philanthropies is tackling today’s biggest problems facing the world through innovation and collaboration.

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Government Innovation

How city leaders can spur youth engagement on climate

January 11, 2024

More than 150 mayors came together last month at COP28 in Dubai for a Bloomberg Philanthropies-organized Mayors Innovation Studio that zeroed in on strategies to help cities better engage youth in local climate efforts—not just as beneficiaries or champions, but as co-creators and implementers of new, more ambitious solutions.

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Government Innovation

Follow the Data Podcast: Driving Urban Innovation in Cities Around the World

January 3, 2024

Local leaders are uniquely positioned to bring about real change that has tangible impact for residents, but often, they don’t have the resources to do so. How can we support city governments in bridging this gap, so they have the capabilities they need to move communities forward?

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Following the Data in 2023 – 5 Podcasts to Catch Up On

December 27, 2023

2023 at Bloomberg Philanthropies saw incredible impact around the world – from global climate action at COP in Dubai, to city-driven solutions from hundreds of leaders in Washington, DC at the new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center, to expanding asphalt art projects that improve street safety and engage community residents to Canada and Mexico. But you don’t have to travel to dive into the most urgent issues facing us and the data that’s critical to track as we work together to solve them. Because, as Mike Bloomberg always says, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling the Tobacco Industry Around the World

December 14, 2023

Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death. Since the 20th century, the tobacco industry has used deliberate marketing tactics to confuse the public about tobacco’s harmful effects, causing billions of deaths globally from tobacco use and second-hand smoke. However, a growing number of countries and organizations around the world are standing up to the tobacco industry and taking strong action.

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