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Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

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Michael R. Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, is Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg L.P. and a former mayor of New York City (2002-13).

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  1. At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Dec 1, 2023 Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

  2. Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
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    Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future

    May 17, 2022 Michael R. Bloomberg & Damilola Ogunbiyi urge the international community to step up its support for the continent’s green transition.

  3. To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors
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    To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors

    Oct 29, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg & Frans Timmermans explain why city governments and leaders are essential in the global fight against climate change.

  4. Ending the Drowning Epidemic
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    Ending the Drowning Epidemic

    Aug 12, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg shows how relatively simple measures can save tens of thousands of children's lives every year.

  5. The Race to Sustainable Abundance
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    The Race to Sustainable Abundance

    Jul 9, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg, et al. argue that public, economic, and planetary health are inextricably linked and must be restored together.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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