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The Trust For Governors Island And Bloomberg Philanthropies Launch New Digital Guide To Enrich Visitor Experience

July 21, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island launched a new, digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The Bloomberg Connects app helps to expand Governors Island’s accessibility for both onsite and offsite visits through multimedia features offering insights into this unique landmark in New York Harbor.

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Environment

Global cities convene in London to tackle triple threat of congestion, air pollution and the climate emergency

July 19, 2022

The Mayor of London and Chair of C40 Cities convened 16 major global cities, seven of which are from the Global South, to accelerate city-led action related to the triple threat of congestion, air pollution and the climate emergency.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Sixth Class of Mayors

July 18, 2022

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative announced the sixth class of 40 mayors from around the world who will participate in the yearlong education and professional development program. The program is designed to equip mayors with the leadership and management tools to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their residents.

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Public Health

Bloomberg Philanthropies Invests Additional $115 Million in Resolve to Save Lives To Continue Preventing Deaths from Heart Disease

July 14, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced additional funding for Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), a global public health non-profit organization focused on preventing deaths from heart disease. Heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of death worldwide, and over the past five years RTSL has demonstrated that prevention is possible at scale. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new commitment of $115 million over the next five years will support Resolve to Save Lives’ goal of saving 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease by 2047.

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Government Innovation

Local Infrastructure Hub Rolls Out Programming to Help U.S. Cities and Towns Access Federal Infrastructure Funding

July 13, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies released the first wave of programming from the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents, a national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents.

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Arts

Studio Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies Provide Paid Internships to 73 Students at 35 New York City Cultural Institutions in Summer 2022

July 7, 2022

Studio Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the start of the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship program, marking the ten-year anniversary of the program in New York City. Through this partnership, 73 rising seniors from New York City career and technical education public high schools are getting paid internships this summer at 35 New York City cultural organizations across all five boroughs.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Joins the Global Fund for Coral Reefs Coalition to Accelerate Private Investment in Coral Reef Resilience

June 28, 2022

At the Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum held alongside the UN Ocean Conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) coalition — the first UN-supported public-private partnership designed to leverage private investments to fill a funding gap for coral reef resilience and solutions. Bloomberg Philanthropies pledged USD $8 million to the fund, building on Bloomberg’s decade-long efforts to protect coral reefs and marine ecosystems increasingly threatened by climate change through its Vibrant Oceans Initiative.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Mayors Challenge Winning Project to Combat Climate Change Will Spread to Seven Global Cities

June 28, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that seven cities from Europe and the United States will receive support to adopt Stockholm’s 2014 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Winning Biochar Project, which turns plant waste from parks and homes – everything from grass clippings to trees and limbs – into a charcoal-like substance that residents can then use in their yards and gardens to help combat climate change.  When biochar is used as a soil fertilizer it promotes plant growth while simultaneously absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and locking it into the soil as well as reduces stormwater runoff.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Supports Launch of New Project Incubator to Help Commonwealth Governments Implement High-Impact Ocean Solutions

June 28, 2022

At the Commonwealth Blue Charter Champions and Partners Strategy meeting at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced its support for the Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator, a new effort to help governments develop and implement high-impact pilot projects to reduce threats to the ocean and improve community resilience. With Bloomberg’s support, the Incubator will help the governments accelerate their transition to sustainable and inclusive maritime development and marine conservation, while mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Joins $1B USD Pledge to Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean by 2030

June 28, 2022

At the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies and eight philanthropic partners committed a collective $1 billion USD to support ocean conservation and the creation, expansion, and management of marine protected areas. This single commitment is roughly equal to all philanthropic giving for marine protected areas and habitat protection over the past decade and will help put ambitious ocean conservation goals within reach by supporting initiatives that help governments, and indigenous and local communities protect at least 30 percent of the ocean by 2030. This pledge builds on Bloomberg’s decade-long efforts to protect coral reefs and marine ecosystems increasingly threatened by climate change through its Vibrant Oceans Initiative.

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