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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits Additional $50 Million to Eradicate Polio

October 18, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced an additional $50 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reinforcing its dedication to GPEI’s mission to complete the global eradication of polio.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg CityLab 2022 Concludes with Mayors, City Innovators, Artists, and Urban Experts Sharing Solutions to Pressing Challenges Including Extreme Heat, Mental Health, and More

October 11, 2022

Bloomberg CityLab 2022, the preeminent global cities summit organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies in partnership with the Aspen Institute, concluded its ninth multi-day summit in Amsterdam. The event, the first in-person convening since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, brought together more than 500 city leaders, experts, innovators, and artists from around the world, representing cities across six continents.

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Government Innovation

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New Initiative to Build Ambitious Cycling Infrastructure Projects Around the World

October 10, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI), which will help ten cities around the world create safe, interconnected, and innovative cycling infrastructure and provide sustainable mobility options to their residents.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative Awards 19 European Cities Grants to Transform Streets and Public Spaces

October 10, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the 19 European cities receiving Asphalt Art Initiative grants of $25,000 to undertake projects in 2023 that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities.

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Environment

Mayor of London, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Imperial College London Roll Out Next Round of the Breathe London Community Programme to Tackle Pollution Across London

September 29, 2022

Mayor of London, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Imperial College London announced the second round of the Breathe London Community Programme inviting community groups across London to apply to receive one of 30 air quality sensors to help them monitor the air pollution in their local area.

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Environment

Race to Zero Event Concludes with United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions and Bloomberg Philanthropies Underscoring Vital Importance of Bold Climate Action from Non-State Actors to Limit Warming

September 21, 2022

UN Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and Race to Zero and Race to Resilience Global Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg and the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions Nigel Topping and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin brought together over 25 leaders from around the world for the United Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum.

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Environment

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

September 21, 2022

The Earthshot Prize and Bloomberg Philanthropies co-hosted The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in New York City. The Summit focused on driving systems-changing climate solutions to repair our planet by bringing together heads of state, government leaders, philanthropists, business executives, and grassroots climate activists from around the world to showcase, replicate, and scale the groundbreaking solutions needed to tackle the world’s most pressing environmental challenge.

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Environment

Climate Data Steering Committee Proposes Recommendations for the Development of First-Ever Publicly Accessible Climate Data Utility

September 21, 2022

The Climate Data Steering Committee unveiled recommendations on the design of a new open-data utility, the Net-Zero Data Public Utility (NZDPU), and how it should address data gaps, inconsistencies, and inaccessibility that slow climate action. The recommendations were agreed today on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly and will be issued for public consultation until October 20, 2022.

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Environment

Michael R. Bloomberg Launches New $85 Million Campaign to Stop Rapid Rise of Pollution From the Petrochemical Industry in the United States

September 21, 2022

Michael R. Bloomberg launched Beyond Petrochemicals: People Over Pollution, a new campaign that aims to halt the rapid expansion of petrochemical and plastic pollution in the United States.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies Intensifies Efforts to Protect the World’s Ocean

September 21, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced it is expanding its commitment to protect the ocean, coastal communities and marine ecosystems. The Bloomberg Ocean Initiative will invest $204 million to leverage data-driven solutions, policy solutions, and community involvement to protect coral reefs, stop illegal fishing, and safeguard marine ecosystems and biodiversity that are at risk from the growing impacts of climate change.

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