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Small Actions Can Make a Big Difference on Climate Change

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As world leaders meet in Madrid for the COP25 climate change conference, a new Bloomberg-commissioned public artwork is lighting up Bloomberg Arcade in London to inspire climate action.

Michael Bloomberg Launches Beyond Carbon, the Largest-Ever Coordinated Campaign Against Climate Change in United States

Beyond Carbon Brings Bloomberg’s Global Investment in Fighting Climate Change to $1 Billion
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New York, NY – In a commencement address today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael R. Bloomberg will launch Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change ever undertaken in the United States. With a $500 million investment — the largest ever philanthropic effort to fight the climate crisis — Beyond Carbon will work to ­put the U.S. on track towards a 100% clean energy economy by working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities.

Michael Bloomberg Announces New Funding for “America’s Pledge” U.S. Climate Report to Counter Trump Administration’s Failure on Addressing Climate Crisis

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
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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.

New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.

By Lisa Friedman
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Mike Bloomberg says the debate over Trump's intentions should not be a distraction from the urgent business of addressing climate change. "We have to act for our children and grandchildren," Mike urges in this New York Times article.

Innovators Crisscross the U.S. in Eight Week Sprint

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org

2,000 hours of skills-building workshops, delivered to more than 3,000 municipal leaders in 300 cities across 45 states. All in eight short summer weeks.

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $10m to Bring Small-Business Program to Baltimore

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Originally posted on www.baltimoresun.com

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies are scheduled to announce a $10 million investment Wednesday to launch a training and loan program for small businesses in Baltimore.

The program, called 10,000 Small Businesses, is intended to give small businesses a jolt of energy, new ideas — and maybe a little cash — to jump-start growth and spur hiring.

California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

Will compile and quantify efforts from U.S. states, cities, businesses and other actors to address climate change in alignment with the Paris Agreement
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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org. 

NEW YORK, July 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

U.S. Cities, States and Businesses Pledge to Measure Emissions

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Originally posted on www.nytimes.com

A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration’s exit from the accord.

How Trump is (accidentally) Making America Green Again

‘City leaders are now teaming up across the nation to provide an alternative power channel, away from Washington’
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When President Donald Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, the decision horrified many observers, both within the US and beyond. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, was among them. “Abandoning this climate deal is like ripping off your parachute when you should be pulling the ripcord,” Hickenlooper declared, using the pithy turn of phrase for which he is renowned.

Mike Bloomberg Announces $200 Million American Cities Initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Originally posted on www.mikebloomberg.com

The following is the text of Mike Bloomberg’s speech as prepared on Monday June 26th, 2017.

“Thank you Manny, and good afternoon, everyone! We’re lucky to have Manny as a Board Member at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and I want to thank him and Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine for welcoming us here.

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