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


Research shows that students can build critical global engagement and competency skills and increase their self-confidence through participating in well-conceived digital classrooms, which is of particular relevance as the COVID-19 pandemic leads to more learning online. The study contains survey responses from students enrolled in the 2018-2019 Global Scholars program – an interactive, yearlong digital learning program with strong support for teacher development.

Bloomberg Associates

In this second edition of Digital City Tools, focus shifted to the technologies that are enabling city services to be delivered more effectively.

EnvironmentAmerica’s Pledge

America’s Pledge assesses how states, cities, and businesses are continuing to drive climate progress despite the events of 2020—including the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession—and increasing our confidence in the country’s ability to achieve the 2030 emissions reductions modeled in accelerating America’s Pledge.

EnvironmentGlobal Beyond Coal
Investing in the Recovery and Transition of Europe's Coal Regions

In an effort to speed Europe’s transition to clean energy, and as part of our partnership with the European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Platform, we have released together with BNEF an in-depth analysis on Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland and Romania, showing how current market conditions and existing policies can accelerate the transition away from coal to cleaner, more affordable sources of energy.

EnvironmentGlobal Beyond Coal
India's Clean Power Revolution

Ambitious targets, comprehensive government policies and economics have placed India amongst the most vibrant clean energy markets in the world. As the energy transition accelerates, this decade brings new challenges and opportunities for all the actors in India’s clean power revolution.

Public HealthPreventing Drowning

This paper estimates the impact on childhood drowning rates of community-based introduction of crèches or playpens or both in rural Bangladesh for children aged 0–47 months.

Public HealthImproving Road Safety

Information from the literature and industry sources suggests that Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is relatively cheap to implement on vehicles which already contain Anti-lock Braking Systems: just US$50 per car. If regulation for ESC were introduced in the countries of interest in 2020, by 2030 almost 420 million cars across these seven countries could have the technology installed.


Mayors and city officials are responding to the needs of their most vulnerable constituents and are stepping up commitments to racial and social equity. This means looking for ways to integrate equity considerations into a broad range of policies and activities. Climate action plans will reshape local job prospects, housing costs, transportation systems, environmental health conditions, and more.

Public HealthReducing Tobacco Use

Although the adoption of comprehensive tobacco control policies has advanced steadily since 2007, there is much work to be done. There are 59 countries that have yet to adopt a single MPOWER measure at the highest level of achievement – and 49 of them are low and middle-income countries. Additionally, the pace of progress for adopting some MPOWER measures has been slower than for others.