Bloomberg commits $2.3 million to University of Maryland and Rocky Mountain Institute to further analyze U.S. GHG emissions reductions to present to UN at Climate Conference
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, is doubling down on his commitment to support ongoing efforts at the state and local levels to combat the climate crisis as the current U.S. administration fails to act. Bloomberg will grant $2.3 million to the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Sustainability and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to evaluate and analyze current U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - On June 1, Mike Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and co-chair of America’s Pledge, announced the $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge, a major new effort to expedite progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while growing local economies during a time of inaction from the federal government.
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated communities in the southern U.S. and the Caribbean, America’s CEOs reacted by orchestrating one of the single largest philanthropic moments in recent memory. Their contributions were unique both in the scale of their generosity and the method of their execution: many companies went beyond traditional check-writing philanthropy and embraced a more active role.
US Climate Alliance Joins as Government Partner as States, Cities and Businesses Step up on Climate Action
WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) are pleased to announce that Bloomberg Philanthropies will serve as headline sponsor of the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference. Bloomberg Philanthropies is stepping in to fill the void left by long-time sponsor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which announced in August that it was discontinuing its support. At the conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with climate leaders to advance America’s Pledge, an initiative co-chaired by Michael R.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire known for his activism on climate change and gun safety, said he had no grand scheme to become involved in hurricane recovery in the Caribbean.
But what started off as an effort to provide quick emergency assistance in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where his Bloomberg L.P., co-founder Tom Secunda has a home, has turned into a new kind of project for Bloomberg and his key aides, putting them at Ground Zero of efforts to rebuild the tiny U.S. territory.
President Trump ran on a campaign that promised to bring the coal industry back in America. But to billionaire mogul, former New York City mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, that’s an empty promise given that long before climate change activists began railing against it, the industry was on a downward trajectory because of technology and cheaper alternatives like natural gas. In 2015, the founder of the privately-held Bloomberg L.P.
A New York book party is often a ho-hum affair. But not when Michael Bloomberg hosts. On Oct. 16, the mogul, philanthropist and former mayor of New York feted Walter Isaacson's latest biography, Leonardo da Vinci, in the lobby of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Upper East Side offices, bringing together power brokers such as Bob Iger, Henry Kissinger and Michael Lynton. "Walter writes award-winning biographies as fast as certain people write tweets. The only difference is, Walter's books contain no alternative facts," Bloomberg, 75, said, making a not-so-veiled dig at Donald Trump.