Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Environment program brings together a wide range of partners, including cities, businesses, public health and environmental advocates, and citizen’s groups, to address some of the most serious threats to our environment, including climate change and overfishing.  Left unchecked, carbon pollution causes long-term impacts on the global climate, including rising global temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns, as well as health risks such as worsening smog and a range of respiratory illnesses. Overfishing poses risks to a vital food and economic resource for billions of people.

Bloomberg Philanthropies drives measurable, local action on climate and sustainability through our Sustainable Cities program, Clean Energy program, Vibrant Oceans Initiative, and Sustainable Finance Initiative, as well as Mike Bloomberg’s role as a leading global environmentalist. Mike is the President of the Board of C40 Cities, Chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors, and previously served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Beyond Carbon: Moving the United States toward a 100% clean energy economy

Beyond Carbon is the largest-ever coordinated campaign against climate change in the United States. Beyond Carbon is working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities to maximize the progress on climate change.

Beyond Carbon

America’s Pledge:

Across America, states, cities, businesses, universities, and citizens are taking action to fight climate change, grow the economy, and protect public health. America’s Pledge brings together private and public sector leaders to ensure the United States remains a global leader in reducing emissions and delivers the country’s ambitious climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

America’s Pledge

American Cities Climate Challenge:

An unprecedented opportunity for 25 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents.

American Cities Climate Challenge

Global Coal and Air Pollution:

The Global Coal and Air Pollution program supports international efforts to rapidly transition beyond coal power so we can all breathe cleaner air, benefit from abundant, clean energy and curb climate change.

Global Coal and Air Pollution

Sustainable Cities:

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of more than 90 of the world’s largest cities taking action to address climate change by developing and implementing policies and programs that generate measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. Michael Bloomberg currently serves as President of the C40 Board.

Sustainable Cities

Vibrant Oceans:

Oceans provide food and livelihood for billions of people around the world. They are also home to some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems on the planet, and hold tremendous potential for scientific and medical advances. However, lack of management has led to rampant over-fishing, or taking more fish than can be naturally replaced. To reverse this trend, the Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative works in key areas around the world to restore fish populations and help meet the dietary needs of a growing global population.

Vibrant Oceans