United Nations Secretary-General Appoints Michael R. Bloomberg as Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions

Bloomberg also named first Global Ambassador for UNFCCC Champions for Climate Action’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience Campaigns
Feb 5, 2021 4:15 PM ET
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions. The COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, also named Mr. Bloomberg the first Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.

In his third Special Envoy role, Mr. Bloomberg will mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action in the lead-up to the pivotal Glasgow Climate Conference – COP 26 – in November 2021. Building on decades of proven experience fighting climate change across business, government and philanthropy, Mr. Bloomberg will support the Secretary-General’s work to grow and strengthen the coalition of governments, companies, cities and financial institutions committing to net-zero before 2050. He will also engage government officials and members of the private sector and civil society – particularly in high-emitting countries, industries and sectors – to vastly accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy and help deliver on the Secretary-General’s global call for an expedited phase out of coal, in line with the Paris Agreement.

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