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Mayor Sadiq Khan Warns That Time Is Running Out To Act On The Climate Emergency as London Faces Threat of Soaring Temperatures and Floods

September 23, 2021

London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a city-wide campaign to inspire all Londoners – individuals, businesses and communities – to take action, starting with an art installation supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies at a primary school which was previously one of the most polluted in London.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce Partnership to Help Mayors Access Historic Amounts of Federal Funding

September 22, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced a new partnership to support mayors across the country identify, obtain and retain billions in federal recovery dollars.

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Environment

Private Funders of the New ‘Protecting Our Planet Challenge’ Announce $5 Billion Commitment to Protect and Conserve 30% of Planet by 2030

September 22, 2021

Nine organizations have joined together to pledge $5 billion over the next 10 years to support the creation, expansion, management and monitoring of protected and conserved areas of land, inland water and sea, working with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, civil society and governments. This marks the largest private funding commitment ever to biodiversity conservation.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and Goldman Sachs Deploy $25 Million to Advance Clean Energy Solutions In South and Southeast Asia

September 21, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Goldman Sachs announced the launch of the Climate Innovation Fund to support sustainable low-carbon economic development with a focus on South and Southeast Asia to increase the pace, scale, and ambition of climate solutions and contribute to the clean energy transition.

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Environment

America is All in Unveils Clear and Actionable Blueprint to Cut U.S. Emissions in Half by 2030

September 20, 2021

Today, America Is All In released a comprehensive set of specific policies and actions that can deliver on the United States’ commitment to reduce emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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Environment

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and U.N. Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Extension of Partnership to Improve Air Quality in Paris

September 17, 2021

Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, announced during a visit to the Climate Academy the renewal of their long-standing partnership to improve air quality in Paris with the launch of a new measurement and awareness campaign. The initiative will support Paris’ efforts in the fight against air pollution, provide education, and engage citizen participation to mobilize action for cleaner air.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) Expand Partnership to Accelerate Indonesia’s Clean Energy Transition

September 15, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (PT SMI), an Indonesian state-owned enterprise financing national projects under the Ministry of Finance, announced their commitment to turbocharge Indonesia’s clean energy transition and promote blue finance and marine conservation—two areas of critical importance to the Indonesian economy.

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Environment

Indonesian Solar Market Poised for Unprecedented Growth, Holds Key to Decarbonizing Energy Sector

September 9, 2021

BloombergNEF, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) released a new report, Scaling Up Solar in Indonesia: Reform and Opportunity. Offering tailored policy recommendations to unlock Indonesia’s abundant and untapped potential for solar power, the report reveals that a national solar program with a target of 18GW of solar energy deployment can help Indonesia attract up to $14.4 billion in investment and help the nation meet its goal of reaching 23% renewable energy by 2025.

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Environment

Governments of India and the United Kingdom Join Forces with UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael Bloomberg to Mobilize Private Capital in Support of India’s Low-Carbon Transition

September 2, 2021

Following the India-UK 11th Economic and Financial Dialogue meeting (EFD), the Government of India and Her Majesty’s Government, and UN Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg announced a new partnership to support India’s ambitious plans to deliver inclusive, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure and services. The initiative – CFLI India – seeks to mobilize investment into India and begin a long-term effort with public, private, and multilateral initiatives to strengthen local enabling environments and facilitate private capital at scale. 

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Environment

UN Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg Launches Corporate and Philanthropic Effort to Support Successful Climate Progress at COP26

September 1, 2021

Designed to catalyze additional climate actions from public, private and civil society actors around the world, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies will unveil dozens of climate and environment focused investments, partnerships, capacity-building and educational efforts over the next eight weeks in the lead-up to November.

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