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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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Environment

Global Leaders Chart Path for Net-Zero Transition at Bloomberg Transition Finance Action Forum, Outlined Next Steps for Accelerating Progress Ahead of COP28

September 19, 2023

Global leaders across the public and private sectors convened at the Bloomberg Transition Finance Action Forum, which took place at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and coincided with New York Climate Week and the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.

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Environment

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies Convene World Leaders, Business Executives, and Activists to Celebrate and Scale Innovators’ Groundbreaking Climate Solutions

September 19, 2023

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted the second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Held during New York Climate Week and the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Summit focused on bringing together policymakers, global business leaders, philanthropists, and climate activists to spotlight and scale groundbreaking solutions that address the world’s most crucial environmental challenges.

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Environment

UN Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg Launches Third Annual Bloomberg-Wide Countdown to COP28

September 19, 2023

Michael R. Bloomberg announced the Bloomberg Countdown to COP28, an annual effort designed to turbocharge climate progress from public, private, and civil society actors around the world.

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Environment

European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič and UN Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg Co-Chair Board Meeting of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

September 19, 2023

European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Maroš Šefčovič and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies Michael R. Bloomberg co-chaired a board meeting of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, uniting a global coalition of over 12,800 cities and local governments.

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Environment

COP28 President-Designate Sultan Al Jaber and UN Special Envoy Michael R. Bloomberg Announce First COP-Hosted Local Climate Action Summit to Deliver Climate Progress at All Government Levels

September 19, 2023

COP28 President-designate Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber and UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg announced the COP28 Local Climate Action Summit – the first time a COP Presidency has announced a formal summit designed to bring subnational leaders into the COP program and process.

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Public Health

First WHO report details devastating impact of hypertension and ways to stop it

September 19, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first-ever report on the devastating global impact of high blood pressure, along with recommendations on the ways to win the race against this silent killer.

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