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Education

This report from Global Cities, Inc. on teaching and evaluating global competency in e-classrooms presents how it measured what students learn and its innovative way of teaching global competency through direct peer connections.

 
Environment

The transportation sector can deliver one-fifth of the emissions reductions needed to successfully reach the Biden Administration’s climate target of 50-52 percent reductions by 2030 from 2005 levels. A rapid and low-carbon transformation of the transportation sector in the United States holds the key to delivering on multiple goals: enhancing economic mobility, improving health, expanding environmental justice and equity, reducing global oil dependence in a time of deep concerns about energy security, and delivering on ambitious and necessary climate goals. Through the remainder of the decade, to achieve the NDC, emissions from the transportation sector will need to decrease by 34% by 2030.

 
Environment

Since the 50 Reefs study was published by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative in 2018, NGOs, national and local governments, and academic partners have used it to prioritize coral conservation investments and on-the-ground activities in the identified regions. This report undertook a landscape assessment of conservation motivated by the 50 Reefs study, as well as complementary activities to-date. Our partner, Blue Earth conducted interviews with representatives from NGOs and funding organizations, including VOI grantees, funders supporting activities in 50 Reefs geographies, and organizations implementing activities that are directly informed by the 50 Reefs study. This report summarizes Blue Earth’s landscape assessment, discusses the impacts of conservation efforts inspired by 50 Reefs, and identifies opportunities for VOI and its partners moving forward.

 
Environment

An all-in climate strategy can deliver 52% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. Non-federal actors have driven and sustained US climate progress over the last decade; bottom-up leadership has built foundational policy as well as political cover and demand for Congress and the Executive Branch to scale action, together driving U.S. emissions reduction progress.

 
Public Health

This eighth report in a series of WHO reports that tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it shows that while progress is being made, we must remain vigilant to the challenges posed by new products such as electronic nicotine delivery systems and heated tobacco products.

 
Environment

This report highlights three concrete areas where G20 governments can act today to make significant contributions toward achieving the Paris Agreement goals: phasing out support for fossil fuels, putting a price on carbon emissions and making companies disclose the risks they face due to climate change.

 
Founder's Projects

As natural disasters increase in frequency and intensity, they often coincide with public health crises and economic downturns. That overlap exacerbates the impact they have on millions of Americans, particularly in rural areas of the American South. Local leaders must reevaluate how they protect their communities. Workforce resilience is the key to recovery.

 
Founder's Projects

A government official’s guide to managing resilience transformation, this guide outlines the steps needed to conduct a resilience effort in a city, state, or country. It outlines the four phases of resilience planning and details how to conduct pre- and post-event resilience examinations.

 
Public Health

Released with the World Health Organization (WHO), this is the first global assessment on the status and capacity of health information systems in 133 countries, covering 87 percent of the global population. It identifies gaps and provides guidance for investment in areas that can have the greatest impact on the quality, availability, analysis, accessibility, and use of health data.

 
Environment

Released with BloombergNEF (BNEF), this white paper details how China could take major steps toward its recently announced carbon neutrality pledge.

 
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