In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the U.N.'s global conference on climate change that will take place there next week has become more important than ever. The conference presents a unique opportunity for world leaders to express their support for the people of Paris, and to re-affirm their shared commitment to addressing common threats.
With so many pressing needs around the world, governments and non-profit organisations have a responsibility to use foreign aid dollars as efficiently and effectively as possible, to create the best outcomes for the greatest number of people.
Albert Einstein once said that if he was given an hour to solve a problem, he'd spend the first 55 minutes thinking about it and five minutes coming up with solutions.
But in government, there is a tendency to reach immediately for the first available solution, without spending any time thinking about different ways to approach the problem. It's understandable, because there is enormous public pressure do something -- anything -- quickly.
Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of C40 releases new report
Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), recently released the the latest editiion of the Climate Action in Megacities Report (CAM 2.0). C40 is a 66 member global network of cities taking actions - like implementing bus rapid transit systems, improving waste management systems, and implementing energy efficienct building codes - to reduce green house emissions and increase urban resiliiency in relation to the impacts of climate change.