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Indonesia, Bloomberg Philanthropies and ViriyaENB Announce New Partnership to Improve Air Quality in Greater Jakarta

November 22, 2023

The Government of Indonesia, represented by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs (CMMAI/Marves), announced a new initiative in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and ViriyaENB to improve air quality in the Greater Jakarta area.

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Environment

G-20 Member States More than Doubled Fossil-Fuel Support in 2022 to $1.3 Trillion

November 21, 2023

Governments and state-owned companies in the 19 individual G-20 member states provided $1.3 trillion of support for fossil fuels last year, according to a new report produced by research provider BloombergNEF (BNEF) in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Arts

Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards New Round of Asphalt Art Initiative Grants to 25 Cities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. to Improve Street Safety

November 14, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that 25 cities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States will receive Asphalt Art Initiative grants – up to $25,000 each plus technical support – to install projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents.

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Public Health

Nairobi, New York City, and Osaka Join Partnership for Healthy Cities Which Addresses Reducing Noncommunicable Diseases and Preventing Injuries

October 31, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that three new cities have joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities network: Nairobi, Kenya; New York City, United States; and Osaka, Japan.

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Arts

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Eight New U.S. Cities to Receive Public Art Challenge Grants of Up to $1 Million

October 19, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the eight winning cities for the third Public Art Challenge, receiving grants of up to $1 million each for temporary public art projects that address an urgent civic issue. Selected cities will focus on challenges related to climate change, equity, food insecurity, gun violence, homelessness, public health, and revitalization.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches City AI Connect for Mayors to Trial and Advance Generative Artificial Intelligence to Improve Public Services

October 18, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies, in collaboration with the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, launched City AI Connect, a new global learning community and digital platform for cities to trial and advance the usage of generative artificial intelligence to improve public services.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches the Bloomberg Cities Idea Exchange to Accelerate the Spread of Successful Civic Innovation Between Cities Across the Globe

October 18, 2023

Building on more than 10 years of work to discover, nurture, and drive innovation in cities, Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Cities Idea Exchange to accelerate the spread of successful civic solutions between cities around the world.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute Announce New Speakers and Programming for Bloomberg CityLab 2023 in Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2023

Bloomberg CityLab, the preeminent global cities summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute, announced new speakers, programming, and participants for its tenth event in Washington, D.C., October 18 to October 20, 2023.

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Environment

Beyond Petrochemicals Marks First Anniversary With Five Victories

September 21, 2023

After its launch one year ago, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Beyond Petrochemicals campaign and its partners are celebrating progress made and a shared commitment to the work ahead.

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Environment

Michael R. Bloomberg Doubles Down with Additional $500M to Help End Fossil Fuels and Usher in a New Era of Clean Energy in the United States

September 20, 2023

UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg announced an additional $500 million commitment to expand the Beyond Carbon campaign, one of the largest philanthropic efforts to fight the climate crisis in the U.S.

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